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

Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health

‘Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health’ report urges Delinquent Dozen companies to protect workers from exploitative owners and executives.

The Return of the Goldilocks Apocalypse

There’s no returning to normal after Donald Trump.

The Federal Government Owns 92% of Student Debt. Will Biden Wipe It Out?

Lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.

Why Can’t Inner-Ring Democrats Just Say ‘No’ to Billionaires?

The problem runs even deeper than Donor Class donations.

America Rejoins the World?

It simply doesn’t make a lot of sense to entrust leadership to a country with a severe personality disorder.

How Militarized Police and Fossil Fuel Corporations Are Criminalizing Protest

This new wave of anti-protest laws has emerged in the context of broader social justice mobilizations and demonstrations.

After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for COVID Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.

14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality

On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.

One Key Overlooked Reason We Need the 2017 Trump Tax Act Axed — ASAP

The longer the law remains on the books, the tighter the squeeze on funding for state and local public services.

With the Election Over, Congress Needs to Focus on Burning Issues

Even before the next Congress and administration take office, the 2020 election will have enormous consequences.