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

Executive Excess 2022

The CEOs at America’s largest low-wage employers are grabbing huge raises while workers and consumers struggle with rising costs.

Two Nations Joined at the Hip by English — and Inequity

The UK and the USA have each spent the last half-century enriching the few and failing the many.

Whither the Wealth Squad?

Funding the IRS’ wealth squad can help ensure the nation’s richest pay their fair share of taxes.

A Just Ceasefire or Just a Ceasefire?

The war in Ukraine must end with a defeat of Putinism.

In the Shadow of Davos, Central Bankers Go Rogue — and Rational

The case for taxing the rich gets an unexpected boost.

We Won’t Trade E-Carceration for Detention – We Must End All Immigrant Incarceration

Far from being the “alternative to detention” it’s sold as, e-carceration is booming right alongside a growing number of immigrant detention beds.

Cancel Student Loan Debt. Bail Out Regular People.

Even writing off every penny of student debt would cost less than Trump’s tax giveaways for corporations and the rich.

The Struggle for What’s Essential

Global mining companies have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.

Activists Call on Davos Elite to Address Inequality and Hunger

Over 150 millionaires delivered a statement to the World Economic Forum, calling on Davos attendees to take on wealth inequality.

Reseal the Deal with Iran

A renewed JCPOA provides a way to avoid the threat of war that would arise should Iran at some point move toward nuclear capability.