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

Will the Space Force Take the Pentagon Budget to Infinity and Beyond?

Biden has reversed some high profile Trump policies. One he hasn’t signaled much change on, though, is the vast overreach of the Pentagon.

A California Cooperative Tackles Inequality by Reimagining the Future of Housing

By working towards creating ‘land without landlords,’ this East Bay cooperative is helping communities build pathways to collective property ownership and community wealth.

Poultry Industry Bosses are No Longer Calling All the Shots in Washington

In the new political landscape, poultry workers have already managed to scuttle a Trump administration reform that would’ve made their jobs even more dangerous.

Tackling Prison Profiteers Will Take More Than Banning Private Prisons

To fully address profit-driven punishment, the Biden administration will need to take aim at every tendril of the private prison industry — including immigration detention centers.

Some Corporate-Suite Context for the Fun and Games at GameStop

Amid a rising billionaire tide, could a blip help change our national economic conversation?

New Mexico Is Leading the Country on Climate Action, but Not Climate Justice

New Mexico must decarbonize its economy while giving back power and wealth to ordinary New Mexicans.

What Explains COVID’s East-West Divide?

Asia has done a much better job of containing the pandemic. Do values have anything to do with it?

Dismantle the Deportation Machine

Those who make it to the United States will face wretched conditions living in the shadows, even as they form the backbone of the U.S. economy.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surpasses $1.1 Trillion Gain Since Mid-March

Ten months into the COVID-19 crisis, 660 billionaires see their wealth rise 40 percent.

Six Questions for Justin Farrell, ‘Billionaire Wilderness’ Author

Concentrating wealth hasn’t just disrupted our major cities. It’s now changing our towns and countryside. Author Justin Farrell shows us how.