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

Report: Dreams Deferred

How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide

U.S. Tax Policy Can Turn on a Dime. Has Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Turned It?

The youngest lawmaker in Congress delivers a history lesson America has needed for years.

Democratic Leaders Failed Their First Big Test on Climate

Kicking the can down the road appears to be a bipartisan sport in Washington.

Trump’s $5 Billion Wall Is a Waste

Here’s what we could spend it on instead.

United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today

The UN must stand with the people around the world who are calling, and acting, to bring an end to this death and destruction.

Not One Network Should Have Aired Trump’s Immigration Speech

The president is going to demonize the media no matter what they do. So why not do the right thing?

Will Trump Rule by Decree?

It’s a small leap from a “state of emergency” at the border to martial law throughout the country.

Celebrating the Life of Norman Birnbaum

We will miss Norman’s incisive analysis of an incredibly wide span of history, his clarity of vision, and his often-biting wit.

Prices, Plutocrats, and Corporate Concentration

The more industries monopolize, the wider the gap between our richest and everyone else.

Get the Federal Government out of Washington

Relocating federal agencies to the heartland would create jobs, revitalize cities, and put government more in touch with the people.