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

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Trump Hates the Poor

Trump's budget proposal has something to hurt almost everyone, but it's a perfect storm for the poor.
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Emmanuel Macron Was Supposed to Be the Anti-Trump. He’s Not.

The French darling of American liberals is slashing taxes for the rich and cracking down on immigrants.
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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Scam

As another corporate giveaway, the plan would put major public infrastructure up for sale, and would loosen environmental rules designed to protect local communities.
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Tipping Is a Legacy of Slavery That It's Time to Outgrow

It's bad for workers, customers, and the economy alike when employers pass the cost of a living wage entirely on to their customers.
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VIDEO: Trump's Surprising Criticism of Israel Doesn't Change Much

In an unusual move, the president admitted that illegal Israeli settlements were an obstacle to peace.
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Taxing Wealth to Make Public College Free Again

California's ballot initiative aims to make college tuition-free by reinstating the estate tax.
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Russiagate or Deep State? What Some Progressives Get Wrong on Russia

Why the current Russia situation is bigger than warmongering and the current presidential administration.
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VIDEO: Trump's Proposed Military Budget Could Send 1 Million Kids to College — for Free

There's a huge opportunity cost to America's enormous military budget.
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Romance in an Age of Grand Fortunes

New research suggests large incomes can doom relationships right from the start.
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Transit Equity Day: A New Way to Remember Rosa Parks

Transit equity isn’t just about where you sit on the bus. It’s about whether you can get on a bus at all.

Russiaburger: The Trump-Russia Scandal Explained

It's now clear that the Russians offered help and members of the Trump campaign accepted. But the real scandal may be money laundering.
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Trump's Immigration Policies are Full of Bogeymen and Contradictions

Illegal immigration is down and MS-13 is an exaggerated threat.
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Wealth, Privilege, and Income Inequality

How did we get here, and where do we go next?
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No Love for Working Families This Valentine’s Day

A Pennsylvania secretary gets an extra $1.50 a week from the GOP tax bill. The Koch brothers get an extra $27 million.
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Congress Just Agreed to Completely Out of Control Pentagon Spending

Military spending will reach $700 billion under the deal to reopen the government, despite reports of hundreds of billions in Pentagon waste.
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Proposal to Let Bosses Keep Workers’ Tips Provokes Investigation

Abolishing the regulation affirming that tips are the property of the employee would make women and people of color more vulnerable to exploitation.
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Trump's Lies Pave the Way for War

There’s a likely ending to all this military bluster and buildup, and it’s one that goes boom.
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The Super Bowl Should Support Communities, Not Displace Them

Minnesota activists have launched a week of resistance against racism, corporatism, and displacement caused by the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
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VIDEO: Trump's SOTU Was "Campaign-Style" Racism

It was light on foreign policy specifics, but heavy on red meat for Trump's racist supporters.
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Trump's Policies Will Devastate the People He Used as Props for His Speech

Health care costs are set to jump, and big employers are shedding jobs despite taking tax breaks.

Economic and Racial Justice

Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. Learn more >

Climate Justice

In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy rooted in economic and racial justice. Learn more >

Peace and Foreign Policy

To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. Just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. Learn more >

Community Engagement

Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground. Learn more >

Leadership Programs

In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders. Learn more >

Experts

Josh Hoxie

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Marcus Raskin

Distinguished Fellow and Founder

Basav Sen

Project Director

Climate Policy

Sanho Tree

Project Director

Drug Policy

Robert Alvarez

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Nuclear Policy

Julie Barnet

Associate Fellow

Marc Bayard

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Black Worker Initiative, Global Economy

Beverly Bell

Associate Fellow

Sarah Browning

Associate Fellow

Ron Carver

Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Steve Cobble

Associate Fellow

John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

Jim Lobe

Associate Fellow

LobeLog

Manuel Perez-Rocha

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Janet Redman

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Oscar Reyes

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Adil E. Shamoo

Associate Fellow

Emira Woods

Associate Fellow