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

Hold Democrats to Their Word on War Spending

We’ve debated the costs and benefits of health, environment, and education policy. Let’s do the same for the wars and weapons that take millions of lives.

Goodbye to All That: The UK after Brexit

Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.

There’s No ‘Great American Comeback’

Trump is counting on the working class he’s betraying most aggressively. Can the left get out of affluent suburbia and back to its roots?

In Blow to Privatizers, House Passes Postal Financial Relief

The bipartisan bill would ease financial challenges critics use to justify postal worker wage cuts and selling parts of USPS to for-profit corporations.

Progressive Experts Rebut Trump’s False Claims About Shared Prosperity

In his State of the Union address, the president made a poor attempt to conceal the continued rise in economic inequality under his administration.

Trump Claims Credit for Life Expectancy Rise, Introduces Medicaid Cutback

U.S. life expectancy rose for the first time in four years because of a drop in opioid overdose deaths. Now Trump, who claims credit, wants to cut Medicaid.

Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson claim victories in early 2020, but Brexit and impeachment may come back to haunt them and the far right later in the year.

From the UN, New Ammo for Egalitarians

The United Nations might be fading, but this new report deserves a bright spotlight.

NFL Owners Want Politics out of Their Sport — Unless It Comes From Them

The NFL strives to keep politics out of football ahead of the Super Bowl, except for when it comes from billionaire owners.

Iowa’s ‘First in the Nation’ Contest Is Also One of the Most Inequitable

Voting must be accessible for all citizens, regardless of their income, language spoken, skin color, or whether they served time in prison.