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

Why Do Cars Kill More People in Unequal Nations?

The dynamics of inequality have left our highways and byways more dangerous.

Facing a Global Coronavirus Pandemic, Trump Keeps Militarizing America

As fears of a coronavirus pandemic grow, the exact agencies best suited to protect Americans from disease outbreaks are starving for funds.

When It Comes to Sustainability, Amazon Delivers… Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Amazon profits from helping oil and gas companies destroy the planet more frugally. Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion climate fund must be viewed in this context.

To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home

Letting people fill out ballots at their kitchen table and pop them in the mail reduces economic barriers to participation for low-income Americans.

Student Debt Relief Is Good Politics — and Good Policy

Investing in student debt relief would have a democratizing effect for young people and median earners, while also boosting the economy.

Making America Unsafe Again

Whether Russian hackers, viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for foreign agents to destabilize the U.S.

Anti-Defamation League Report on White Supremacy Ignores Trump’s Role in Racism

A new ADL report highlights a 120% increase in white supremacist incidents over the last year, but ignores the roots of this rise and doesn’t tackle racism.

The US Would Be Better off With Fewer Billionaires

If we want to expand the middle class, lift up workers and protect the environment, we need to protect our democracy from extreme billionaire influence.

What Billionaires Really Love About Hard Work: Talking About It.

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is just the latest deep pocket to laud how much he personally labors.

Trump Breaks Promise on Medicare, Other Safety Net Programs

Trump promised to keep his hands off of Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security—while also trying to cut them to pieces.