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

Paul Ryan Was a Villain and No One Will Miss Him

The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children.

Innovation Used to Benefit Workers. Can It Again?

Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Postal Worker’s Christmas

My grandfather was part of a long tradition of postal workers who sacrificed Christmas Eve with their families to deliver holiday packages.

Paul Ryan’s Legacy Only About the Wealthy

When he wasn’t masquerading as an advocate for poor people, he was slashing their social programs to give tax breaks to the rich.

Are You Ready for an Epoch Fail?

Globalists Really Are Ruining Your Life

The Trump Administration’s War On Science Is Worse Than the Inquisition

The White House’s crude deflections on science aren’t simply ignorant — they’re calculated to serve the fossil fuel industry at the entire planet’s expense.

Can an Unequal Earth Beat Climate Change?

Some 250 million years ago, life on Earth survived an existential climate crisis. But that Earth had a distinct advantage. No rich.

AMLO Goes Full Throttle Against Neoliberalism — But What About NAFTA?

Mexico’s first left-wing president gave a fiery inaugural speech against neoliberalism in Mexico. But he barely mentioned NAFTA.

The Importance of the Latest Netflix Dystopia

1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.

America Has 14,000 Golf Courses And 6,000 Refugees Waiting At The Border

The United States is a land of plenty, not scarcity — and undocumented immigrants are not the reason our hospitals and social services are crumbling.