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

We Must End the Housing Crisis

Communities need to expand the supply of local homeownership and permanently affordable rental housing, owned by nonprofits and community housing authorities.

The American Families Plan Taxes Billionaires and Protects Family Farms and Businesses

President Joe Biden has proposed tax reforms to close a capital gains loophole favoring the wealthiest Americans.

10 Charts on the State of U.S. Workers on the 2nd Pandemic Labor Day

While workers are continuing to struggle under COVID, corporate lobbyists are converging on Capitol Hill to block proposed pro-labor reforms.

Elly May Clampett Is the Target of Biden’s Tax Plan, Not Laura Ingalls

The capital-gains-tax proposal would actually protect family farmers like those on “Little House on the Prairie” and tax the windfall riches ‘earned” by ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’

Our ‘Trillion-Dollar Seven’: Can We Summon the Courage to Tax Them?

The billions our billionaires are grabbing currently face a next-to-nothing tax rate.

Saving Democracy by Destroying It

America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.

Who Is Buying My Neighborhood?

Anonymous corporations own more and more of our cities.

It’s Time to Reassess Our Relationship With Israel

Biden can’t say he’s putting human rights first and then welcome a prime minister who boasts about war crimes to the White House.

How U.S. Wars Abroad Are Intimately Tied to Police Brutality at Home

There are obvious links between anti-war movements against U.S. militarism and Black Lives Matter activism against police brutality. Is time for activists to join forces?

U.S. Billionaires Got 62 percent Richer During Pandemic. They’re Now Up $1.8 Trillion.

Billionaire wealth gains made during the COVID-19 pandemic could pay for half of Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget package