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

Stop Saying We Can’t Afford a Green New Deal

If top U.S. corporations can afford to spend over $5 trillion buying back their own shares of stock, the United States can afford a Green New Deal.

Mueller, Russiagate, and the 2020 Elections

The only true magic bullet in this case is the collective determination of all Americans who still believe in decency and democracy.

Russia Was Never the Real Scandal

Collusion with corporations has always been hiding in plain sight. It takes real people to fight that — not an elite prosecutor.

Meet the Billionaires Profiting off Job Losses at GM

Hedge fund heads buy up mansions and NFL teams, all on the tab of autoworkers.

The State Doesn’t Need to Know My Gender

If we want a real solution that makes everyone safer, let’s cut the paperwork and just get rid of the gender marker on ID’s and Drivers Licenses.

A Handout for Uber and Lyft Is No Replacement for Public Transit

Transportation network services have resisted regulations on workers’ rights, traffic safety, and the environment. The public shouldn’t subsidize them.

A New Moneyball for Our Deeply Unequal Age

Outfielder Mike Trout has just signed the richest contract in pro sports history, and no one may be happier than America’s staggeringly overpaid CEOs.

Wall Street Bonuses and Gender and Race Pay Gaps

The total bonus pool for Wall Street employees was more than 3 times the combined annual earnings of all 640,000 U.S. minimum wage workers.

It’s March Madness. Unionize the NCAA!

“Student-athletes” make billions for others while putting their own futures at risk.

The Real College Admissions Scandal

Wealthy families have rigged college admissions for generations, but they want you to blame affirmative action.