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

Big Pharma to Pay for Opioid Crisis, But What Happens to the Money?

Big Tobacco settlements didn’t help those in need. Let’s ensure opioid settlements actually go toward helping impacted people and communities.

We’re the Wealthiest Country — Our Kids Shouldn’t Go to School Hungry

The Trump administration recently proposed cuts to SNAP. Now they want to roll back national nutrition standards for school lunches.

Reflections on the Opioid Epidemic

What we can do to stop America’s next horrific eruption of corporate greed?

This Labor Day, We Need Real Plans to Build Worker Power

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have far-reaching proposals to give workers something even more important than money: power.

Name and Shame Big Political Contributors

Donors don’t like it, but using this publicly available information is one of the best ways to fight corruption.

Trump Says Jews Who Support Democrats are “Disloyal”

President Trump flipped a longtime anti-Semitic trope on its head, saying Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal, not to the United States, but to Israel.

Brazil Isn’t the Only Far-Right Government Destroying the Planet

As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing.

In Mass Shootings, Motive Matters

If we omit the El Paso shooter’s motive, we risk erasing the victims — minimizing them to footnotes in the coverage of yet another mass shooting.

400 Years After Slavery, No More Band-Aids

It’s time to heal the deep wounds of racism — not only to ensure equity for African Americans, but for our entire economy.