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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A Silicon Valley Life Lesson: Money that ‘Clumps’ Crushes

A new civic group report is calling living conditions 'harsh' in California's high-tech hotspot.
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Taxing Wealth Emperors in the Empire State

The Strong For All coalition is pressing for higher taxes on the very rich rather than austerity budget cuts that hit the non-wealthy.
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Living in Inequality, Dying in Despair

U.S. life expectancy is up, but we still lag behind other developed countries. As the world's most unequal developed nation, we shouldn't be surprised.
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In Blow to Privatizers, House Passes Postal Financial Relief

The bipartisan bill would ease financial challenges critics use to justify postal worker wage cuts and selling parts of USPS to for-profit corporations.
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Progressive Experts Rebut Trump’s False Claims About Shared Prosperity

In his State of the Union address, the president made a poor attempt to conceal the continued rise in economic inequality under his administration.
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From the UN, New Ammo for Egalitarians

The United Nations might be fading, but this new report deserves a bright spotlight.
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NFL Owners Want Politics out of Their Sport — Unless It Comes From Them

The NFL strives to keep politics out of football ahead of the Super Bowl, except for when it comes from billionaire owners.
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The Evolution of ‘Davos Man’ into Trump Fan

With everything from tax cuts to deregulation, the president has made himself indispensable to the world's mega rich.
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Braggadocio in the White House, Carcinogens in Our Neighborhoods

In Trump America, science no match for 'free market' fundamentalists and CEOs chasing windfalls.
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California Debate Over CEO Pay Tax Foreshadows Federal Fight

Abigail Disney testified in support of a California state senate bill to tax large CEO-worker pay gaps before the committee voted to advance the proposal.
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With Passage of NAFTA 2.0, Congress Boosts Fossil Fuel Polluters, Particularly in Mexico

The U.S. Senate has just approved a deal that perpetuates the excessive powers of corporate polluters to ride roughshod over Mexican communities threatened by oil, mining, and gas projects.
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Threat of War Inflates Stock Holdings of Military Contractor CEOs

As long as the top executives of our privatized war economy can reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran, or anywhere, will persist.
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Credit Cards Are Making Us Lots More Unequal

With every purchase, those credit cards in our wallets are reinforcing a rich people-friendly America.
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Are America’s Rich Getting Tired of Winning Yet?

New stats from economist Gabriel Zucman dramatize how spectacularly lucrative the last half-century has been for America's wealthiest.
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Postal Pay Cuts Provoked a General Strike in Finland. US Postal Workers Deserve the Same Solidarity.

The Prime Minister resigned over the nationwide protests, catapulting a 34-year-old woman into Finland's top job.
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Danny Glover Supports Landmark Reparations Fund in Chicago Suburb

The Hollywood actor spoke at an Evanston townhall in support of a new policy to use revenue from marijuana legalization to narrow racial economic gaps.
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McKinsey, ICE, and CEO Pay’s Most Obvious Contradiction

The consultants are coming, and they know just what the powerful want.
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Football without Billionaires? Why Not?

Fed-up sports fans are stirring, and progressive politicians worldwide are beginning to take notice.
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The U-Turn that Turned America Staggeringly Unequal

For decades in the mid 20th century, our nation's grandest private fortunes were becoming less pronounced. Today, we're on track for another Gilded Age.
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Striking Workers Sound the Alarm on Privatizing D.C. Public Transit

Workers at Cinder Bed Road garage are demanding equal work for equal pay in their fight against their French multinational employer.

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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