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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To Break the Corporate Tax Logjam, Tax Overinflated CEO Pay

An across-the-board rate hike and a CEO pay surtax would send a powerful message: All large profitable corporations must pay their fair share.
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Jeff Bezos Should Have Thanked American Taxpayers for Paying for His Space Ride

From the very start, the giant retailer's business strategy has relied on dodging taxes and pocketing public subsidies.
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in the Struggle Against Anti-Democratic Corporate Trade Rules

Pakistan is the latest country to reject the system that allows private investors to sue governments in international tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
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Our Billionaires Are Blasting Off. Good Riddance!

Could space become the ‘final frontier’ in the struggle for a more equal world?
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Building Tenant Power with the Housing Justice for All Coalition

As the federal eviction moratorium expiration date looms, housing organizers in one of America’s most unequal states offer a new, equitable path forward.
A demonstrator confronts police in Guatemala

Excessive Corporate Power Breeds Political Repression

In the face of extractive industries' enormous economic clout, Central Americans are facing increasing displacement and threats to their democratic rights.

Billionaire Pandemic Wealth Gain Could Pay For Biden’s American Families Plan

U.S. billionaires have reaped $1.8 trillion in wealth gains since March 2020.
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What Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta Means for Charities — and Our Democracy

A new Supreme Court decision enables billionaires to anonymously weaponize their philanthropy.
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Sports Teams: The Everlasting Tax Shelter for Billionaires

A perverse loophole allows owners of profitable teams — and their heirs — to lower their tax bills by claiming huge paper losses.
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In Gossip Girl Reboot, Wealthy Teens Grapple With Their Privilege. Is That Enough?

The classic teen drama returns. This time, with class consciousness.
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11 Charts on Taxing the Wealthy and Corporations

Here's everything you need to know about the urgency of fair tax reforms to pay for vital public investments and reverse extreme inequality.
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Infrastructure Must Include the Care Economy

This crisis of care could be prevented if Congress were to take bold action to fund human infrastructure.
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What Happens Economically When Wealth Tilts to the Top?

Most of us see immoral ugliness wherever wealth concentrates. Much more lurks that we need to see.
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Excessive Corporate Power is a Root Cause of Migration

Under U.S. trade agreements, corporations are suing developing country governments for sums that far outstrip the value of humanitarian aid.
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Peter Thiel’s $5 Billion Roth IRA: Only the Size is News

Lawmakers have known about this giant loophole for years. Now it’s time to do something about it.
Pamela Garrison, a member of the Poor People’s Campaign West Virginia chapter, addresses the crowd

Poor People’s Campaign Marches on Washington to ‘Blunt the Political Effects of Wealth Inequality’

West Virginia and Kentucky activists vow to continue pressing Manchin and McConnell on democracy and economic reforms.
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An Inequality Even Conservative Justices Can’t Swallow

A unanimous Supreme Court throws a monkey-wrench into a college sports scene that’s minting mega millionaires.
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Tying Equity Strings on the Semiconductor Subsidies

CEOs of the top 19 U.S. chip-making corporations make $14 million on average. Should taxpayers have to subsidize those fat paychecks?
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Can We Conquer Our Grand Dynastic Family Fortunes?

We most certainly can. We have history on our side.
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In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.

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In the News

The Great Inequality Debate

Al Jazeera | May 10, 2019

The Movement and 2020 Elections

Popular Resistance | February 18, 2019

Jeff Bezos Has Enough!

Dissent Magazine | December 14, 2018

How Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Outrageous CEO Pay

Bernie Sanders Senate Page | August 29, 2018