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

The Racist History of Tipping

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage across the country to $15 an hour by 2024.

Can Congress Use NDAA To Stop War With Iran?

The House, with Republic support, just passed an amendment to the $733 NDAA bill which would require Congressional approval for any war with Iran.

A Trump Plan to Throw 55,000 Children Out of Their Homes

A proposed rule would strip housing benefits from U.S. citizens if they’re found to have family members with the wrong immigration status.

Iran Is Not the Aggressor — the US Is

If a war breaks out, it won’t be because the Trump administration “bumbled” into one.

How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis — And How to Fix it

An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service’s ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal service.

A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes on the Rich

Tax cuts have funneled wealth to the richest for decades. Activists have convened a nationwide bus tour to prove how unpopular those tax policies have been.

Trinity: ‘The most significant hazard of the entire Manhattan Project’

For the past several years, controversy over radioactive fallout from the world’s first atomic bomb explosion—code-named Trinity—has intensified.

Behold the 21st-Century Penthouse: Peak Decadence?

From the summit of our new ‘needle towers,’ the ultra rich can look but never really see.

Pyongyang on the Potomac

Trump and Kim getting along is better than the alternative, but there’s no denying troubling similarities in the two men’s political styles.

My Parents Proudly Worked for the US Postal Service. Don’t Destroy It.

African Americans have the most to lose from Postal Service cuts and the most to gain from innovative reforms that help the poor, like postal banking.