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

Maine Can’t Afford to Have the Postal Service Fail

Only USPS has the capacity to provide the affordable delivery needed by our state, with its large share of senior and rural residents.

Slaughterhouses Aren’t Just for Cattle, Hogs, and Poultry Anymore. Add People.

A powerful industry is making workers choose between their lives and their jobs.

Tiny Portugal Shows America the Right Way to Treat Essential Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis

Don’t ban the immigrants we need for essential jobs — welcome them with open arms and full rights.

Betsy DeVos is the Real Civics Failure

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her billionaire friends look at the state as a means to empower and enrich themselves. This hurts all of us.

Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest

The 15 most rural states would face heavy blows to jobs, revenue, mail and package deliveries, and voting rights.

Trump Isn’t the First to Threaten WHO, but His Threat Is the Most Dangerous

Donald Trump isn’t the first president to threaten to cut funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), but he’s the first to actually do it.

The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism?

How will the coronavirus transform the relationship between state and market? A look at oil, food, and finance.

Billionaires Are Getting Even Richer From the Pandemic. Enough Is Enough.

With the right policy actions now, we can exit this pandemic on a pathway to a more decent and equitable society.

A Care for All Town Hall

Caregiving could be isolating, even before coronavirus. A Caring Across Generations virtual gathering offers caregivers a chance to connect in solidarity.

Shed No Tears for CEOs with Sinking Share Prices

In today’s corporate pay environment, even a global pandemic can’t deny chief executives their windfalls.