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

Wall Street Bonuses and Gender and Race Pay Gaps

The total bonus pool for Wall Street employees was more than 3 times the combined annual earnings of all 640,000 U.S. minimum wage workers.

It’s March Madness. Unionize the NCAA!

“Student-athletes” make billions for others while putting their own futures at risk.

The Real College Admissions Scandal

Wealthy families have rigged college admissions for generations, but they want you to blame affirmative action.

Has America’s Concentrated Wealth Finally Reached a Tipping Point?

The scary arithmetic of grand fortune is shrinking our household nest-eggs.

There’s Plenty of Wealth to Go Around — It Just Doesn’t

We’ve “grown the pie” massively since the 1980s, but it hasn’t resulted in ordinary Americans getting a bigger slice.

Trump’s $174 Billion Budget Lie

Trump tells us we can’t afford PBS funding or preserve affordable housing, but his budget doesn’t have any trouble finding billions of dollars for the endlessly expanding Pentagon budget.

After Trump

Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he’s done to remake America and its place in the world.

Trump Budget Ends Medicaid Expansion, Axes Affordable Housing Programs

Trump has signaled his priorities. Now it’s up to Congress to intervene on behalf of the people.

North Korea, One More Time

The second Trump-Kim summit was a failure, quickly leading to North Korea resuming missile testing. But they aren’t the only ones with nuclear ambitions.

Climate-Striking Young People Get Climate Change. Why Can’t Their Elders?

In deeply unequal societies, the rich and powerful never feel the environmental pain.