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

Help Spread the Word: #RealSchoolSafety

Help spread the word about our new report, Students Under Siege

The Arithmetic of the CEO-Worker Pay Divide

Sometimes percentages alone don’t do justice to the injustice of corporate compensation.

The Inequality Crisis Hiding Behind High Utility Bills

Low-income people and communities of color are disproportionately energy insecure. Here’s how energy efficiency policy can address the divide.

What’s Happening to Charitable Giving in This Country?

The rich are claiming substantial tax benefits through shady donor-advised funds. How are they getting away with it?

Ireland’s Taking $380 Million Out of Fossil Fuels. Where Should It Go?

The Atlantic country has a huge opportunity to model getting money out of fossil fuel companies and into the hands of the people.

Would You Recognize a Plutocracy If You Saw One?

A handy guide for understanding when a democracy ceases to be particularly democratic.

Incarcerated Workers Strike Against Dehumanizing Prison Conditions

A nationwide strike takes charge at everything from slavery to sentencing. Organizers say it could be the largest U.S. prison resistance action to date.

If Your Boss Makes Millions, It’s Not Because of the ‘Market’

On average, America’s CEOs make 312 times what their workers take home — and that has nothing to do with supply and demand.

Schools Need Resources, Not ‘School Resource Officers’

Turning schools into prisons means sending kids to real-life prisons. There are better ways to keep students safe.