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

Trump’s War on Science is Grounds to Impeach

Trump’s latest impeachable offense? His administration intends to actively interfere in climate research by federal scientists.

How Fair Housing Laws Can Advance Environmental Justice and Racial Equity

Residents of Eight Mile, Alabama await a HUD ruling on a dangerous gas leak. Meanwhile, NCRC and the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing evaluate other legal options to secure compensation for the community.

Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico and Who They’ll Harm

Manuel Perez-Rocha discusses Trump’s plan to impose progressively increasing tariffs on Mexico, the second largest importer of U.S. goods.

How Wealthy Have Our Super Wealthy Become?

We now have some new clues, thanks to the tax-evasion records whistleblowers have been so generously sharing.

Trump Targets Cuba’s Tourism and Small Businesses

Trump administration sanctions imposing new travel restrictions on Cuba will have no effect on Cuba’s support for Venezuela.

The Misadventures of ‘Tariff Man’

For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Milwaukee just declared racism a public health crisis. This novel approach to combating racial inequity should inspire other cities.

There’s a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism

Whether authorities classify an act as “terrorist” depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did.

In an Unequal America, Empathy, Not Just Housing, Has Become Too Pricey

The wealthy feel aggrieved by the presence of homeless folks, yet they’re the ones driving the affordable housing crisis.

Business School Graduates — Don’t Work for Billionaires

Billionaires have become a protected class, employing the brightest graduates to defend and multiply their assets and privileges. Don’t help them exacerbate inequality.