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

Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse

We’d better control machines before they control us.

Biden Needs to Re-engage Iran Before It’s Too Late

Instead of resetting U.S. relations with Iran, Biden has mostly continued the course of aggression set by the Trump Administration.

Our Billionaires Are Blasting Off. Good Riddance!

Could space become the ‘final frontier’ in the struggle for a more equal world?

Building Tenant Power with the Housing Justice for All Coalition

As the federal eviction moratorium expiration date looms, housing organizers in one of America’s most unequal states offer a new, equitable path forward.

The Politics of American Protest, With a North Korean Twist

The right wing has attacked Gwen Berry for her Olympic trial protest. A North Korean defector has joined that chorus.

Excessive Corporate Power Breeds Political Repression

In the face of extractive industries’ enormous economic clout, Central Americans are facing increasing displacement and threats to their democratic rights.

Billionaire Pandemic Wealth Gain Could Pay For Biden’s American Families Plan

U.S. billionaires have reaped $1.8 trillion in wealth gains since March 2020.

What Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta Means for Charities — and Our Democracy

A new Supreme Court decision enables billionaires to anonymously weaponize their philanthropy.

Sports Teams: The Everlasting Tax Shelter for Billionaires

A perverse loophole allows owners of profitable teams — and their heirs — to lower their tax bills by claiming huge paper losses.

In Gossip Girl Reboot, Wealthy Teens Grapple With Their Privilege. Is That Enough?

The classic teen drama returns. This time, with class consciousness.