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

20 Years Ago, the World Said No to War

A look back at the history-making mobilization against the Iraq War that turned ordinary people into a “second superpower” — one we badly need today.

It’s Time We Make Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share

Dismantling the IRS, whether by cutting its funding or abolishing it outright, is a gift to the ultra-wealthy for whom U.S. taxes are already becoming voluntary.

New Yorkers Care About Care. The State Budget Should, Too.

Workers, clients, and advocates rallied in Albany to secure living wages for their state’s hardworking and underpaid home care workers. Will the governor listen?

President Biden: Don’t Negotiate With Fiscal Terrorists

If Biden gives in, he’ll be as much to blame for a possible recession and spiking economic hardship as McCarthy and his party of extremists will be.

Battling a Mining Goliath on Two Continents

Environmental activists have made some important strides in confronting the Australian mining company Lynas.

Can Our ‘Labs of Democracy’ Once Again Deliver?

In the near future, our states will have to determine whether we truly tax the rich.

Biden Is Right: You Shouldn’t Pay a Higher Tax Rate Than Billionaires

The president has renewed his call for a “billionaire minimum tax.” If Congress won’t listen, states should.

Biden Presented a Bold Agenda. Can He Back It Up?

The president had much to celebrate in his State of the Union address. But to finish the job, he needs to take executive action.

From a Militarized to a Decarbonized Economy: A Case for Conversion

In a new analysis for Costs of War, IPS Associate Fellow Miriam Pemberton lays out a case for a transition from a militarized to a decarbonized economy.

Defend the Postal Service, Defend Good Jobs for Black Workers

The U.S. Postal Service is a vital source of decent jobs for Black workers. Instead of cutting or privatizing services, this public agency should expand to meet 21st century needs.