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

America’s Wealthy Want to Silence the Income Inequality Discussion

The richest among us are preaching the ‘opportunity’ gospel. Don’t fall for it.

A Green New Deal Town Hall: Paving the Way for a Just Transition

Truly effective climate policy will require ‘a cultural shift that is bigger than legislation.’

Q+A with Lindsay Koshgarian on the US’ Abhorrent Military Budget

The United States is spending $750 billion on its war machine. That money should be going to food, education, health care, and shelter for working people.

What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the ‘Troika of Tyranny’?

Bolton’s ire for Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela is real. But they’re just a precursor to who he really perceives as the “troika of tyranny,” Russia, China, and North Korea.

The Roots of Economic Inequality and the Racial Wealth Divide

Inequality in the U.S. can be reversed, in part, through intentional social programs and tax reform.

Gentrification Now Has More than Landlubbers Worried

Deep pockets have displaced modest-income people from plenty of prime urban terra firma. Could our offshore be next?

Stop & Shop Workers End 11-Day Strike With a Tentative Agreement

Striking workers won backing from every corner of their community, from local rabbis preparing for Passover to placard-carrying toddlers.

How Trade Agreements Stand in the Way of an International Green New Deal

To reduce emissions abroad, the U.S. must renegotiate its trade agreements.

We Can Fix the Nation’s Racial Wealth Gap

The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable.

Mueller Can’t Unrig the System, but Movements Can

Leading Democrats treated Russia as Trump’s worst crime, even sprinkling in some neo-Cold War rhetoric, while dismissing movements doing the real work of resistance.