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

How the Age of Billionaires Ends

Serious proposals are on the table to address the deepening divide between the uber-rich and the rest of us.

We Welcome Asylum Seekers and Defend Their Rights

An open letter from over one hundred artists, activists, scholars, and writers

What the Government Shutdown Told Us About Worker Power

Workers have been fighting Donald Trump’s agenda form the earliest days of his presidency.

Let’s Honor Rosa Parks by Continuing Her Struggle for Transit Equity

Barriers to public transit access make it harder for people, particularly people of color and the poor, to get to jobs and schools.

The Best Month for Egalitarians on Capitol Hill Since 1932

Those rare moments when our political class suddenly starts viewing the nation’s richest through a skeptical lens can help trigger real social change.

Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro

The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It’s critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela.

Racism Props Up America’s Richest — Here’s How We Fix it

Black and Latino unemployment hit historic lows in 2018, but this is not enough to close the enormous gaps in wealth.

Bernie’s Latest Proposal Attempts to Reign in the Influence of America’s Wealthiest Families

Sanders’ new ‘For the 99.8% Act’ is squarely aimed at preventing the children of today’s billionaires from dominating our future democracy, economy, culture and philanthropy

A Wealth Tax Could Raise Trillions — and Save Our Democracy

Taxing wealth over $50 million would be an investment in protecting our country from the tyranny of a plutocracy.

The Shutdown Made Inequality Worse

The new Congress needs to prioritize economic policies that empower low-wealth families.