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

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.

MLB Players Are Getting Stiffed

If corporations treat millionaire assets this way, imagine how they’ll treat you.

Africa’s True Liberation Beckons

Africa Liberation Day represents a clarion call to the continent as her diaspora demands complete political and economic freedom.

Undocumented Immigrants Fight for the Right to Drive

The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center is organizing with immigrants across Massachusetts to allow undocumented people to apply for a driver’s license.

The Terrifying Implications of India’s Elections for People and the Planet

The Modi government’s far-right bigotry is well-known, but its equally disturbing environmental record isn’t.

America Needs a Long-Term Care Program for Seniors

By 2035, seniors will outnumber children. A new plan in Washington state shows how we can care for them — and for their caretakers.

The Kremlin’s Backing of Noxious Reactionaries Worldwide

Viktor Orban, Mario Salvini, Heinz-Christian Strache, Marine Le Pen. Oh, yes, and Trump too.

Foreign Aid That Costs an Arm and a Leg — Literally

The U.S.-funded Israeli military is shooting so many unarmed Palestinians that the UN is warning of an amputation crisis in Gaza.