Inequality.org

Inequality.org is the premiere portal for the public at large, journalists, teachers, students, academics, activists and any others seeking information and analysis on wealth and income inequality. Here, we collect the latest developments on inequality in the United States and keep readers abreast of relevant information concerning the widening wealth gap. We highlight stories from activists on the front lines of the fight for economic justice, and share information that can be used for ongoing campaigns.

Our content is created by our team of contributors, each with unique expertise and analysis that we combine to form a comprehensive picture of contemporary inequality.  Ultimately, our mission is to create and curate high-quality research and information, along with compelling stories, with the goal of ending economic inequality in the U.S. and abroad.

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Latest Work

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Has America's Concentrated Wealth Finally Reached a Tipping Point?

The scary arithmetic of grand fortune is shrinking our household nest-eggs.
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Climate-Striking Young People Get Climate Change. Why Can’t Their Elders?

In deeply unequal societies, the rich and powerful never feel the environmental pain.
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Disrupting Narratives That Justify Inequality and Poverty

Chuck Collins speaks with Project Twist-It's Mary O'Hara about narratives that individualize the causes of structural inequality and serve the interests of powerful elites.
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Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism

Conservatives want you to believe that not having to choose between paying for rent or medicine is Soviet-style tyranny.
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Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Each Received Over a Billion Dollars in New Donations Last Year

Inequality in America's system of higher education runs deep. Here's why you should care.
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What’s Worse Than Ticket Scalpers? Stock Scalpers.

A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us.

The Role of Family Wealth in Reinforcing Generational Divides

How can anyone, especially 30-somethings, afford to live in increasingly expensive cities?
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Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons

A recent report exposes how public pensions are intertwined with institutions that profit off mass incarceration.
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A New Statistical Shell Game for Justifying Billionaires

Some daring conservatives are using the successes of Scandinavia to rationalize gran private fortunes.
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Helicopter Parenting Linked to Economic Inequality?

China and the United States — two nations notorious for their helicopter parenting — just happen to sport two of the world’s deepest economic divides. Coincidence?
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What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy

State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
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Organizers Oust Amazon HQ2 from New York

Invest in communities, New Yorkers say, not a labor-busting, tax-avoiding corporation that profits off hate.
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Have the Rich Always Laughed Stiff Tax Rates Away?

Fans of grand fortune want us to believe that the rich have never paid much more of their income in taxes than they do now. History says otherwise.
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Youth Movements Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Crisis

From occupying House offices to suing the federal government, young people are exploring creative strategies to spur action on climate change.
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Taxing the Rich Is Bold — Can It Be Sustainable Too?

Innovative proposals like tying income tax rates for America's riches to the minimum wage for America's poorest could help high tax rates survive over the long haul.
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What the Government Shutdown Told Us About Worker Power

Workers have been fighting Donald Trump's agenda form the earliest days of his presidency.
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Let’s Honor Rosa Parks by Continuing Her Struggle for Transit Equity

Barriers to public transit access make it harder for people, particularly people of color and the poor, to get to jobs and schools.
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The Best Month for Egalitarians on Capitol Hill Since 1932

Those rare moments when our political class suddenly starts viewing the nation's richest through a skeptical lens can help trigger real social change.
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For Dell’s Billionaire CEO, Taxing the Ultra-Rich is a Joke

Michael Dell falsely argues that top marginal tax rates as high as 70 percent have never worked.
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The Beauty Industry Profits from Inequality

In a world where wealth concentrates ferociously, we can't escape the ugliness our grand divides engender.

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