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

I was Invited to Join the G20 Think Tank Summit. Here’s Why I Declined.

My participation in a session on climate and energy policy hosted by the Saudi government would have “greenwashed” the summit.

Why We Must Protect Essential Workers From Billionaire Pandemic Profiteers

Billionaires are sequestered in protective bubbles and private jets while essential workers are without adequate personal protective equipment.

Who Needs Zombies When We Have Republicans?

How else would you describe Americans who deny a pandemic that’s killed 250,000 people and the election that repudiated Trump?

Don’t Trash the Affordable Care Act—Expand It

Not even a raging pandemic stopped Republicans from dragging yet another effort to throw millions off their health care to the Supreme Court.

Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health

‘Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health’ report urges Delinquent Dozen companies to protect workers from exploitative owners and executives.

The Return of the Goldilocks Apocalypse

There’s no returning to normal after Donald Trump.

The Federal Government Owns 92% of Student Debt. Will Biden Wipe It Out?

Lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.

Why Can’t Inner-Ring Democrats Just Say ‘No’ to Billionaires?

The problem runs even deeper than Donor Class donations.

America Rejoins the World?

It simply doesn’t make a lot of sense to entrust leadership to a country with a severe personality disorder.

How Militarized Police and Fossil Fuel Corporations Are Criminalizing Protest

This new wave of anti-protest laws has emerged in the context of broader social justice mobilizations and demonstrations.