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

The Key to Distributing Wealth More Equitably

We only build and sustain more equal societies when we confront the economic dynamics that generate inequality in the first place.

Census Fails to Count 100 Million People as Living in Poverty

Census data asserts US poverty has fallen to 11.8 percent, or 38.1 million Americans. Yet, 40 percent of all Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency.

Paying the Boss 1,000 Times More Than a Worker Encourages Reckless Corporate Behavior

Sentiment is building to tax excessive CEO pay at public companies

The New Age of Protest

People are hitting the streets to protest government inaction, repression, and corruption. Does that mean democracy is in trouble or stronger than ever?

How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education

Polluters lost the fight on climate science, so they’re spending money on something else: false solutions.

We’ve Waited Too Long for Corporations to Fix the CEO-Worker Pay Gap on Their Own

A decade after bonus-chasing executives crashed the economy, we need tax incentives to push companies to narrow the CEO worker pay gap.

As CEO-Worker Pay Gap Soars, Sanders Unveils Plan

At the 50 publicly traded companies with the widest CEO-worker pay gaps, an average worker needs to work 1,000 years to earn the CEO’s annual salary.

The Trump Administration Thinks Grad Students Aren’t Workers. Grad Students Tell Them to Think Again.

Graduate students aren’t just mobilizing against the NLRB. They’re demanding democracy in their workplace.

US to Bolster Saudi Defense with Troops, Weapons

Phyllis Bennis discusses the U.S. plan to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities and to arm Saudi Arabia with more weapons.