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

We Shouldn’t Have to Rely on the National Guard for Basic Services

Guard members have stepped up heroically during the pandemic. If we invested in more than just the military, maybe they wouldn’t have to.

Media, Take Note: The GOP Is Now Openly Aligned Against Democracy

The media has a responsibility to tell Americans that a major party now openly endorses using violence to overturn elections.

Three Hopeful Stories of Environmental Activism

It’s people vs. fossil fuels, and the people are chalking up some impressive wins.

Russia and China’s Dirty Partnership

When the world’s largest consumer of fossil fuels teams up with one of the world’s largest suppliers, the planet is the biggest loser.

President Trump Axed an IRS Report on the Richest 400 Americans. Let’s Bring It Back.

Turning up the spotlight on tax dodging by the wealthy would increase momentum for fair taxation to pay for needed public investments.

The U.S. COMPETES with China — At What Cost?

The America COMPETES bill is part of a dangerous trend of feeding tensions between the U.S. and China.

America’s Inherited Wealth Dynasties Park Trillions Out of Reach of Taxation

A new report estimates that $21 trillion of that wealth will pass internally within America’s already dynastically wealthy families between now and 2045.

After Amazon Tragedy, Workers Come Together to Demand Safe Working Conditions

“Amazon was supposed to keep them safe. They didn’t do that. How does a company worth over $1 trillion let this happen?”

A Labor Stunner in Mexico Augurs Greater Equality — on Both Sides of the Border

Mexican GM workers, after years of living in fear, are now feeling their own power.

U.S. Militarism Is a Cause of Tension in Eastern Europe, Not a Solution

U.S. actions are raising tensions with Russia rather than resolving them.