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

Workers, Machines, and ‘Bonus Depreciation’

Should our tax system be discouraging automation or leveling the tax playing field between workers and machines?

We Need to Cut the Military Budget, But Don’t Trust the Far Right to Do It

There’s an urgent need to stop funding wars and human rights abuses abroad and to free up funding for human needs at home. The Freedom Caucus can’t be counted on for either.

Reparations Are Expensive — but Not Repairing the Harm Costs More

The racial wealth divide between Black and White Americans is much bigger — and more stubborn — than many of us realize. The median African-American household has just 6 percent of […]

Rail Workers Warned Us: Greed Is Dangerous

Following derailments across the country, rail workers have a solution to the nation’s rail crisis: public ownership.

COP28 Captured by Oil Producers

The oil and gas industry and its government backers are taking over this year’s global climate talks, with US backing.

Seven Things We Could Do If We Cut the Pentagon by $100 Billion

We could fund programs that meet real human needs for basics like housing, food, education, and child care.

The Rail Unions Warned Us. Greed is Dangerous.

Following multiple, dangerous derailments across the country, those working the railroad have a solution to the nation’s rail crisis: public ownership.

A Self-Tax for the Common Good

Taxpayers are subsidizing donors who retain control of their wealth instead of sharing it through philanthropy.

Spying vs. Spying

The United States and China should be putting their surveillance capabilities to better use.

The Lesson We Need to Teach Our Nation’s Rich

We will not let your wealth come at the expense of our children’s future.