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 is Spending $210 Million So Troops Can Hang Out With Border Agents Tear-Gassing Children

Military veterans are speaking out against the border stunt, calling it a “profound betrayal of our military.”

Be Wary of Billionaire Beneficence

Massive donations are great, but they mask a troubling trend.

What Does Inequality Cost the Average American? About $150K

Americans pay a steep price for not spreading their wealth around as well as other developed countries.

GM, Jobs, and Corporate America’s Incentive to Exploit

Executive pay excess is driving decisions that are turning workers — and their communities — into sacrificial lambs.

No more half-measures — It’s time for ‘Medicare for All’

Every other industrialized country has already made the transition and seen both improved health outcomes and reduced costs.

Something We Can Agree On: Close Some Overseas Bases

A group of national security experts from left, right, and center says cutting some of America’s 800 far-flung outposts will save money and make us safer.

It’s a Borderful World

The latest batch of nationalist and authoritarian leaders are beefing up their borders, but the proliferation of globalization isn’t stopping anytime soon.

It’s Too Easy for the Ultra-Rich to Pass Down Wealth. Here’s How to Fix That

Hint: simply increasing the progressive income tax on top earners isn’t enough.

The Carcinogens That Come in Pay Envelopes

Cancer-treatment executives are reaping fortunes off deeply misleading marketing strategies.

Accessible Housing Should Be Affordable, Too

Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act 28 years ago, but accessibility is still treated as a luxury rather than a necessity.