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

Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism.

Instead of Bailing Out For-Profit Colleges, Congress Should Cancel Student Debt

Lifting student debt burdens would particularly benefit people of color, while giving the economy a major boost.

Cyclone Amphan Is a Warning for the United States

The storm ravaged India and Bangladesh all the worse because of social and economic inequality. The same, or worse, could happen here.

Community Control vs Defunding the Police: A Critical Analysis

More trainings and body cameras aren’t enough. We need power over the institutions that impact our lives, including the police.

Emperor Trump Now Stands Partially Naked

Many of the establishment figures now turning on Trump have blood on their hands. But that’s the point.

Protect, Repair, Invest, and Transform

Why the IPS Climate Policy Program Supports a People’s Orientation to a Regenerative Economy.

Congress Should Pass an Emergency Charity Stimulus

As wealth concentrates, so have charitable dollars. To get donations to frontline nonprofits, Congress must pass an emergency charity stimulus.

Change Finance, Not the Climate

How to get money out of fossil fuels — and into a Green New Deal.

Billionaire Pandemic Wealth Gains Surge Past Half-Trillion as 42.6 million File for Unemployment

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Up $565 billion since March 18, a gain of
over 19 percent.

The Looming New Amityville Horror

One of the nation’s largest middle-class counties faces a huge hit on public school budgets as the super rich get set to frolic in the summertime surf.