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

You Paid More Taxes Than Donald Trump

There are two tax systems in America: one for you and me, and one for the wealthiest 0.1 percent.

Trump, the Job Killer

Debate moderators should ask Trump: If you’ve brought back manufacturing jobs, why have 1,800 U.S. factories closed under your watch?

The Problem of Surplus White Men

Dispossessed white men have haunted Western politics for generations. The answer isn’t to jettison “identity politics” — it’s to create truly meaningful new opportunities.

Donald Trump’s Real Mob Connections

Will the November election be decided in the streets?

Inequality and COVID-19 in 13 Charts

A new data visualization series illustrates how the pandemic and flawed policy responses have widened long-standing economic, racial, and gender divides.

Let’s Start Debating What Deeply Dooms Democracy: Concentrated Wealth

Why we need to shove inequality onto America’s political center stage.

America’s Global Reputation Isn’t Bouncing Back Anytime Soon

Even if Trump loses, his administration may have permanently damaged our standing abroad. But there’s a silver lining: it makes Trumpism an ideological dead-end.

Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

2020 has been hard enough. The last thing the world needs this year is nuclear weapons.

Ginsburg Would Want Women to Fight, Not Despair

The late justice dedicated her career to women and other marginalized Americans, and we owe her the same faith she had in us.

Remembering Bill Gates Sr.

He believed the estate tax was an “economic opportunity recycling program.”