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

Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall

Five billion dollars is not huge in a federal discretionary budget of more than $1 trillion. But it’s an incredibly meaningful sum to any number of smaller federal government programs.

If Democrats Fracture, This Will Be the Fault Line

Should we treat the super rich as a distraction or a clear and present danger? No question more deeply divides the opposition to The Donald.

How Skewed Are Our Government’s Economic Priorities?

As Trump threatens not to sign the appropriations bill, the battle over the border wall continues to hold up federal government funding.

Sanctuary Cities Toolkit

Organizing for Sanctuary and Immigrant & Refugee Rights Through an Anti-War Lens

Marc Lamont Hill and the Legacy of Punishing Black Internationalists

Contemporary renewals of Black-Palestinian solidarity have faced aggressive attacks by the U.S. liberal establishment. CNN is just the latest example.

The Inequality in Charitable Giving

Why billionaire philanthropy is problematic.

‘Get Me Outta Here’: Trump Turns the G20 into the G19

On everything from climate to trade to the international order itself, the failure of the White House’s powers of persuasion were on full display at the G20.

It’s Good to Argue About Dead Presidents

New debates, especially on overlooked subjects, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.

Is Bush’s Legacy So Different From Trump’s?

Some may mourn Bush’s more “respectable” presidency. but looking back, one sees the very race-baiting and cruelty.

Can Boston Tax Its Way To More Affordable Housing?

From speculation to vacancies, taxing high-end condos may be the solution to affordable housing Boston has been looking for.