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

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.

Michael Bloomberg Could Buy the White House to Kill a Wealth Tax

A six billion-dollar presidential campaign by Michael Bloomberg would pay for itself in two years if it would stop a wealth tax.

It’s Not Just a ‘Coup’: Bolivia’s Democracy Is in Meltdown

The ‘Was it a coup?’ debate distracts from deeper issues plaguing the country — some of Morales’s making.

Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Produce the Trump Presidency?

Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.

For Undocumented Immigrants, Our Enforcement Policies Drive a Public Mental Health Crisis

Imagine running away from a lion all your life — that’s how 11 million undocumented immigrants feel today, and it takes a toll on their mental health.