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

Why Is the Radical Right Still Winning?

What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements — and the order they seek to replace.

No One in the United States Should Be Poor, Period

Amazon’s wage hike is welcome news, but nobody’s well-being should depend on the whims of billionaire CEOs.

The GOP’s Kavanaugh Playbook Was Textbook Abusive Behavior

Psychologists call it DARVO: deny, attack, reverse victim and offender.

Virginians Show the Real Face of Poverty

Over 40 percent of Virginians struggle to get by — a problem made worse by voter suppression and military-first spending priorities.

Men Like Kavanaugh Always Enjoy the Presumption of Innocence; Others Aren’t so Lucky

White males with high economic status are almost always presumed innocent, often at the expense of minorities and white women.

If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, We Need to Mobilize Like Never Before

His record indicates that he would stonewall movements against poverty, militarism, and racism for a generation.

Report: Pay, Professionalism, and Respect

Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry

Nostalgia for NAFTA? Our Wealthy Will Have Plenty

Over the last quarter-century, new data from Forbes makes clear, NAFTA has helped create an incredibly rich people-friendly economic order.

Trump, Kavanaugh and the Myth of Self-Made Success

The United States is not yet a country with a hereditary aristocracy of wealth and power, but unless we address the persistent inequalities around us, we are drifting in that direction.

What Amazon Adds To The Fight For $15

Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees. Will other’s follow suit?