Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

How to Stop CEOs from Earning 1,000 Times More Than Their Workers

The Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act could incentivize less harmful corporate executive behavior while raising revenue that could be used to reduce inequality.

Striking Workers Sound the Alarm on Privatizing D.C. Public Transit

Workers at Cinder Bed Road garage are demanding equal work for equal pay in their fight against their French multinational employer.

Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home

Trump’s war on the law extends beyond flouting Congress and packing courts — overseas, it extends to arguable crimes against humanity.

Making Sense of the Latest IRS Income Stats

To understand how wide our economic divide has become, a little imagination can help.

Crony Capitalism Can’t Save Coal Country

What coal country needs is a just transition from a corporate-controlled extractive economy to a community-driven Green New Deal.

Health Care and the ‘Head Tax’: An Unhealthy Combination

We need to fix the health care system that has Joe Six-Pack paying the same basic tax as Jeff Bezos.

Medicare for All or Endless War? It’s Our Choice.

We could easily fund health care for all by ending military boondoggles and fruitless wars. Here’s how.

Putting the Brakes on Corporate America’s Inequality Engine

The Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, landmark new legislation before Congress, links corporate taxes to the CEO-worker pay divide.

Sanders, Lee, and Tlaib Lead Effort to Tax Huge CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

The House-Senate companion bill addresses corporate America’s extreme disparities, giving firms an incentive to lift up the bottom and bring down the top of their pay scales.

Time for a Billionaire Ban

The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.