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

The Economy is Thriving. Are You?

Trumpeting rising GDP and disposable income ignores harsh economic realities for working class people.

Justice is Global

A new movement is building towards an economy centered on global solidarity, rather than an international race to the bottom.

How to Shrink the Wealth Gap for Minorities and Everyone Else While We Study Reparations

Reparations need to be part of this discussion, but we should also look at policies that would turn around our regressive economy for all Americans.

Trump Oversees Death And Destruction In Syria, Afghanistan

Findings from a new Amnesty International report paint a gruesome, but accurate, picture of U.S. military involvement Raqqa, Syria.

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?