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

Keeping Up the Fight Against the Muslim Ban

A year after the Supreme Court ruling upholding it, advocates have lined up legislation and presidential candidates behind undoing one of Trump’s signature abuses.

Ilhan Omar Is Fighting for the White Working Class—Even as They Chant ‘Send Her Back’

Racism, Islamophobia, false charges of anti-Semitism, and even death threats aren’t going to stop Ilhan Omar from fighting for all of our rights.

A Lesson from West Africa, a Global Inequality Ground Zero

To end poverty at the bottom of our economic orders, we need to stop wealth from concentrating at the top.

3 Bills to Rein in Executive Pay

Before heading home for summer recess, members of Congress are rushing to introduce proposals for cracking down on overpaid executives.

Boris Johnson and the New Battle of Britain

As hard Brexiteer Boris Johnson takes over, Labour is finally coming down on the side of Remain. Will it be too late?

What Kind of Trade Policy Should Progressives Support?

NAFTA 2.0 simply locks in existing drives toward ecological collapse and social inequality. A better deal would put people — and nature — first.

The U.S. Spends More on Its Military Than 144 Countries Combined

The numbers are stark increases from last year’s differences.

It’s Time For a 100% Tax on Billionaire Estates

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and her family’s generational wealth have skyrocketed since Trump’s policies were signed into law.

House Passes Historic Raise The Wage Act For $15 An Hour

If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, it will mark the first federal minimum wage increase in over a decade and the largest jump ever.

A Tale of Two Druglords

One gets life behind bars, the other retires into luxury. Guess which one wreaked more havoc.