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

Fund Public Transit, Not More Roads

We should stop subsidizing sprawl and spend those savings on our resource-starved mass transit systems.

Poor People’s Campaign Marches on Washington to ‘Blunt the Political Effects of Wealth Inequality’

West Virginia and Kentucky activists vow to continue pressing Manchin and McConnell on democracy and economic reforms.

An Inequality Even Conservative Justices Can’t Swallow

A unanimous Supreme Court throws a monkey-wrench into a college sports scene that’s minting mega millionaires.

We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy, Not Both

The warning from democracy advocates is clear: Kill the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, or our democracy won’t survive.

Now’s the Time to Unrig the Tax Code

Leaked IRS data proves the rumors are true: Many billionaires pay no income taxes. Will that spur reform?

Tying Equity Strings on the Semiconductor Subsidies

CEOs of the top 19 U.S. chip-making corporations make $14 million on average. Should taxpayers have to subsidize those fat paychecks?

Iran’s Hardliners: We’re Back, Too

The victory of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s recent presidential elections may contain some surprising good news for the Biden administration.

Can We Conquer Our Grand Dynastic Family Fortunes?

We most certainly can. We have history on our side.

The Real Danger of Israel’s New Government

Some in Washington may be so glad to be rid of Netanyahu that they’ll welcome his even more hardline successor.

The Institute for Policy Studies Welcomes New Staff Union

Staff members will be represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild of the Communications Workers of America. Card check conducted on June 11.