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

Are America’s Rich Getting Tired of Winning Yet?

New stats from economist Gabriel Zucman dramatize how spectacularly lucrative the last half-century has been for America’s wealthiest.

Postal Pay Cuts Provoked a General Strike in Finland. US Postal Workers Deserve the Same Solidarity.

The Prime Minister resigned over the nationwide protests, catapulting a 34-year-old woman into Finland’s top job.

Danny Glover Supports Landmark Reparations Fund in Chicago Suburb

The Hollywood actor spoke at an Evanston townhall in support of a new policy to use revenue from marijuana legalization to narrow racial economic gaps.

Whose Coups?

Donald Trump says that impeachment is actually a coup. It’s one more example of his attack on the rule of law.

The Intersection of Climate Change and Security

How the U.S. could seize the initiative on arms control and link it to a global rethinking of security in light of climate change.

We Need a Progressive Alternative on Trade — and NAFTA 2.0 Isn’t It

Twenty years after Seattle, we are still working towards a progressive trade agenda that protects people and planet.

Economic Inequality Has Gone Bananas

While duct-taped bananas are selling for over $100,000, the Trump administration is slashing SNAP benefits for 700,000 Americans.

Dear Countries at the Madrid Climate Talks, We’re a Rogue Superpower. Sanction Us, Please.

Responsible world governments could publicly shame the US government for its climate policies, with sanctions to follow if we don’t step up our game.

Most Americans Support Phasing Out Fossil Fuels. Isn’t That Worth a Headline?

The Washington Post downplayed the most hopeful findings of their own poll on climate action, so we highlighted those findings for them.

Trump’s Attack on the Law Is Global

Following the same script as other far right leaders around the world, Trump is launching an assault on his greatest adversary—the court system.