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

A Holiday Comeback for Toys ‘R’ Us?

Retail workers are organizing to make sure private equity firms can’t make money by putting people out of work.

Trump’s New SNAP Cuts Amount to War on the Poor

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty.

Soldiers Who Fight War

A new book refutes a central myth about the Vietnam War.

The Centuries-Long History of Extractive Greed

Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet.

McKinsey, ICE, and CEO Pay’s Most Obvious Contradiction

The consultants are coming, and they know just what the powerful want.

Behind the Battle for Another World

Understanding how the ‘new right’ went global, and how to respond to their transnational assault on democracy, is key to keeping our planet habitable.

Report: The Battle For Another World

The Progressive Response to the New Right

Football without Billionaires? Why Not?

Fed-up sports fans are stirring, and progressive politicians worldwide are beginning to take notice.

The U-Turn that Turned America Staggeringly Unequal

For decades in the mid 20th century, our nation’s grandest private fortunes were becoming less pronounced. Today, we’re on track for another Gilded Age.

Progressives, Pack the Courts

Before Trump, the Supreme Court was already chipping away at democracy. If nothing changes, we’re on track for a generation of right-wing minority rule.