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

COVID Relief: The Biggest Health Care Expansion in a Decade

The American Rescue Plan will help over 1 million uninsured Americans get covered — and cut premiums by half for millions more.

China and the Perils of Bipartisanship

Democrats expect Republican support for an upcoming infrastructure bill. They’re pitching it as anti-China.

Taking on a Billionaire Landlord in the Twin Cities

Private equity firms snatched up rental properties, then neglected them. So Minneapolis activists organized the tenants to fight for their rights.

Water Is Life. Can We Protect It?

Americans will have to fight hard to protect their water from corporate greed. They can learn a lot from El Salvador.

No, The Rich Are Not Paying Their Fair Share

The share of the nation’s wealth pie owned by the richest 0.01 percent has quadrupled over the last 70 years.

How the CEO-Worker Pay Gap Deepens Income and Wealth Inequality

While working families are suffering under the pandemic, corporate boards have bent the rules to protect massive CEO paychecks.

Cleaner Energy is Coming. The Public Needs to Own It.

A future where the people that consume energy are the primary owners and decision-makers of that energy infrastructure is possible.

Did America’s Greediest Corporation Just Become Greedier?

Recently added to the Walmart governing board: still another expert in enriching top execs at worker and taxpayer expense.

The Simple Rules of Wealth Inequality

The rich won’t be paying their fair share of taxes as long as our tax system speeds wealth’s concentration.