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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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Debunking the Myth of the Fleeing Millionaire

As it turns out, high-earners won't leave if you increase their taxes.
National Nurses United Protest

Nurses are Standing Up to Profiteers and Demanding Universal Healthcare

The first-ever Senate hearing on Medicare for All examined how our profit-driven healthcare system endangers patients and betrays nurses.
luxury high rise condo

The Height of Folly: Safeboxes in the Sky

Can’t our society find something better to do than give billionaires playpens over a quarter-mile up?
Black Workers Need a Bill of Rights

Why We Need a Black Worker Bill of Rights

“From warehouses to board rooms, from the Deep South to Silicon Valley, we face discrimination in hiring, promotions, treatment, and pay.”
empty ceo boardroom

Our Outrageous CEO-Worker Pay Gap: Unfair and Unwise

Why support for capping CEO pay will only keep growing.
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson at the Met Gala

The Gilded Glamour Met Gala Was a Fantasia of Inequality

Our second Gilded Age isn’t as enchanting as Condé Nast and celebrity spectacle make it seem – but a red carpet parade while event workers struggle for dignified treatment epitomizes the era.
sign reading Vote Now and Vota Aqui

Bulldozing Away the Right to Tax the Rich

The rich all over, not just Elon Musk, are flexing their muscle.
bernie sanders at a student debt rally

Pressure Mounts on Biden to Take Action on Student Loan Debt

Executive action to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.
French president Emmanuel Macron taking questions from the press

From France, an Unexpected Call for a Ceiling on CEO Pay

Our modern societies, top French politicos fear, just might ‘explode’ without one.
seiu building workers union rally

A Historic Deal for Union Doormen

After servicing New York City’s wealthiest throughout the pandemic, 32,000 residential workers refused to accept a regressive new contract.
United Autoworkers Vice President Cindy Estrada speaking at a rally

Auto Workers, Climate Groups Team Up to Demand Union-Made, Electric Postal Vehicles

The United Auto Workers and climate groups join together to push the USPS to buy electric postal vehicles to replace their old, gas-guzzling fleet.
wealthy person in a suit holding a cigar and a glass of expensive liquor

An Oligarchy Expert Answers Our Questions About Wealth and Empowerment

Northwestern professor Jeffrey Winters says he knows how to get billionaires to jump off the Forbes list of richest Americans.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Ousted Pakistani Leader Was Challenging Investment Treaties That Give Corporations Excessive Power

Mexico and many other countries are facing anti-democratic corporate lawsuits like the case that pushed Khan to withdraw from international investment agreements.
wealthy businessperson looking out the window of a high rise building

Still Another Reason for Taxing the Rich

America’s wealthiest, new ProPublica data suggest, may be even richer than we thought.
Billionaire Elon Musk contemplating

Elon Musk Is Hiding the Ball Again on Taxes

Fanboys of the richest person on Earth are spinning bogus tales that swell the Musk fortune and embellish his ‘genius.’
Members of Congress join protest to save Senate cafeteria jobs

Workers, Members of Congress Join Forces to Save Senate Cafeteria Jobs

“Ultimately as we build the union movement in this country, what we are fighting for is an economy that works for everybody, not just a handful of billionaires.”
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaking to the press

What’s Going on in Buffalo These Days Can Be Inspiring — and Plenty Sobering Too

Buffalo’s baristas give us hope. Buffalo’s pols, meanwhile, are giving oligarchy our hard-earned tax dollars.
Tom Paine statue

Is Joe Biden Channeling Tom Paine?

The new White House budget plan echoes wealth tax perspectives over two centuries old.
dog chasing its tail

Closing the Loopholes America’s Super Rich Love: Can the Dog Catch Its Tail?

How we can prevent the wealthiest of our wealthy from exempting virtually unlimited billions from tax.
vladimir putin

Who’s Enabling Putin’s Enablers?

If global oligarchy ‘business as usual ’ survives the Ukraine war, the rest of us will end up big losers.

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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