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

The Role of Family Wealth in Reinforcing Generational Divides

How can anyone, especially 30-somethings, afford to live in increasingly expensive cities?

Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons

A recent report exposes how public pensions are intertwined with institutions that profit off mass incarceration.

Why False Accusations of Anti-Semitism Against Ilhan Omar Are So Harmful

Bad-faith smears of Omar and many others are being used to crush Palestinian rights, undermine social movements and divert attention from real anti-Semitism.

A New Statistical Shell Game for Justifying Billionaires

Some daring conservatives are using the successes of Scandinavia to rationalize gran private fortunes.

Helicopter Parenting Linked to Economic Inequality?

China and the United States — two nations notorious for their helicopter parenting — just happen to sport two of the world’s deepest economic divides. Coincidence?

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy

State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.

Progressives Should Support Open Borders — With No Apology

Supporting freedom of movement isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s a political winner for the left.

Answering the Attacks on the Green New Deal

Critics dismiss it as a dream. But that’s precisely what it is. It’s visionary.

Bernie Sanders’ 77 Percent Estate Tax for Billionaires is Not Enough

The tax will raise revenues. But unless a glaring loophole is closed, the corrosive effects on our democracy will continue.

Organizers Oust Amazon HQ2 from New York

Invest in communities, New Yorkers say, not a labor-busting, tax-avoiding corporation that profits off hate.