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

10 Practical Steps to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

Gross inequalities were created by public policies, and can by fixed by them as well.

Patriotic Millionaires Have Simple Message: Tax the Rich

Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.

Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt the Middle East for Years

The flurry of favors the president did for Bibi could constrain U.S. policy — and hurt people in the region — for years to come.

Labor Unions Must Lead a Just Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

Some labor leaders have already scorched proposals like the Green New Deal even as affected sectors continue to lose jobs.

Does Donald Trump Believe His Bizarre Bluster on Immigration?

The president hopes to punish sanctuary cities with his imagined flood of violent undocumented immigrants but the reality is very different.

How Progressives Can Fix the Progressive Income Tax

Taxes on the wealthy should be linked not just to the top of the income ladder, but also to the bottom.

Has the U.S. ‘War on Drugs’ Failed?

Derek Maltz and Sanho Tree debate the one-trillion-dollar ‘war on drugs’ and Trump’s dream of a border wall with Mexico.

Big Pharma Runs Roughshod Over American Democracy

People of modest means face endless political gridlock when they want systems — like the drug industry — reformed. People of privilege face no such frustration.

Seven Surprising Tax Facts for 2019

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Americans will file their tax returns for all income received in 2018. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

What Benjamin Netanyahu’s Successful Re-Election Means for Palestinians

There’s growing concern over what Netanyahu’s victory means for the possibility of a two-state solution as a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.