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

Trump, Brexit: Where’s the Backlash?

Despite blatant corruption and ineptitude, the far right on both sides of the Atlantic continues to reap harvests from its failures.

Support Native Businesses This Holiday Season

Native American products enrich many corporations — but often not Natives themselves. We can change that.

Trump’s Judaism Order Has Nothing to Do with Fighting Anti-Semitism

The man who called neo-Nazis “very fine people” has no business defining anti-Semitism for the rest of us.

The Real Shadow Policy of the Trump Administration Is Racist Extremism

Throughout Trump’s presidency, his racist actions and rhetoric have harmed millions. But they threaten even more insidious shifts in the future.

A Global Green New Deal Could Defeat the Far Right—and Save the Planet

A global Green New Deal can help restructure the international economy so that it helps people and the planet, while undermining the far right’s appeal.

Save the Minor Leagues

Driven by greed, Major League Baseball wants to kill 42 franchises in the towns that made baseball America’s pastime.

Boston One Step Closer to a Luxury Real Estate Transfer Tax

A proposed 2 percent transfer tax on residential and commercial properties worth over $2 million could raise $169 million for affordable housing annually.

Are America’s Rich Getting Tired of Winning Yet?

New stats from economist Gabriel Zucman dramatize how spectacularly lucrative the last half-century has been for America’s wealthiest.

Postal Pay Cuts Provoked a General Strike in Finland. US Postal Workers Deserve the Same Solidarity.

The Prime Minister resigned over the nationwide protests, catapulting a 34-year-old woman into Finland’s top job.

Danny Glover Supports Landmark Reparations Fund in Chicago Suburb

The Hollywood actor spoke at an Evanston townhall in support of a new policy to use revenue from marijuana legalization to narrow racial economic gaps.