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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Can an Economic Stat Help Narrow Our Grand Economic Divide?

Egalitarian-minded economics are pushing for a 'GDP 2.0' — and getting some lawmaker help.
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Have Researchers Just Hit an Inequality Trifecta?

Three new sets of stats help us understand why America's 400 richest have never been richer.
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California Takes On the NCAA and Allows College Athletes to Get Paid

The NCAA brings in more than a billion dollars in revenue annually. Meanwhile, college athletes struggle to make ends meet. California wants to change that.
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Celebrating Environmental Defenders at the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Meet the 43rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt awardees, the Honduran Comité Municipal en Defensa de Bienes Comunes y Naturales del Municipio de Tocoa and Zero Hour.
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The Key to Distributing Wealth More Equitably

We only build and sustain more equal societies when we confront the economic dynamics that generate inequality in the first place.
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Paying the Boss 1,000 Times More Than a Worker Encourages Reckless Corporate Behavior

Sentiment is building to tax excessive CEO pay at public companies
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We’ve Waited Too Long for Corporations to Fix the CEO-Worker Pay Gap on Their Own

A decade after bonus-chasing executives crashed the economy, we need tax incentives to push companies to narrow the CEO worker pay gap.
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The Trump Administration Thinks Grad Students Aren’t Workers. Grad Students Tell Them to Think Again.

Graduate students aren't just mobilizing against the NLRB. They're demanding democracy in their workplace.

Report: Executive Excess 2019

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Concentrated Wealth and the Rise of the Limitarian

Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all.
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People and Planet Over Profit at the Youth Climate Strikes

Millions of young people around the world join global strike to demand climate action ahead of United Nations Climate Summit.
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The GM Strike: A Century of Context

In deeply unequal societies, real gains for working people never come easy.
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Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires

Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors like Blackrock, Cargill, ADM, and others for profiting off deforestation.
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Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.
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How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

A new report offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves.
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Out of Ottawa, Some Deflating New Stats on Life in the World's Richest Nation

An innovative binational analysis details how plutocracy is squeezing low and middle income Americans.
Corporations Score another Supreme Court Victory

What Medicare for All Would Have Meant a Decade Ago

Imagine if the next generation of Americans experienced healthcare as a human right, and quality of care wasn't determined by wealth or income.
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Can Inequality Be Hardwired into Our DNA?

We need more than a moratorium on making inheritable edits in our genetic code. We need a moratorium on people getting rich off of editing our genes.
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Airline Catering Workers Connect Poverty Wages to Corporate Greed

Thousands of subcontracted workers who prepare and deliver in-flight meals are demanding better pay and healthcare from the multibillion-dollar airline industry.
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A Lesson from West Africa, a Global Inequality Ground Zero

To end poverty at the bottom of our economic orders, we need to stop wealth from concentrating at the top.

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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

Elon Musk and Tesla Stocks

Sputnik News | July 18, 2018