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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Phil Knight’s Billion-Dollar Philanthropy: Generosity or Self-Service?

New revelations about the Nike founder's tax-dodging schemes raise questions about his charitable giving.
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Phil Knight’s Big Tax Dodge: A Q&A With Tax Attorney Bob Lord

The veteran tax attorney unraveled Nike founder Phil Knight's tax avoidance schemes for a recent Bloomberg investigation. He sits down with Chuck Collins to explain how this is possible under existing tax law — and what should change.
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5 Charts on Taxing Wealth to Pay for the Build Back Better Agenda

Proposals in play to pay for the ambitious public investment plan could help reverse skyrocketing wealth inequality.
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5 Charts on Tackling Bad Corporate Behavior Through Taxes

Proposals on the table to pay for the Build Back Better Act could rein in offshoring, excessive CEO pay, and wasteful stock buybacks.
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Don't Cut Care

Aging and disabled Americans — and the workers who care for them — have a huge stake in federal budget negotiations.
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Forget the Huddled Masses. Bring Us Billionaires.

The land of the free and the home of the brave has become a tax haven for the vile and the vicious.
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The Least Sympathetic People in the Entire World?

They just may be the super rich who’ve bought mega-million condos in midtown Manhattan’s now infamous needle towers.
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Creating a Powerful, Broad-Based Moral Movement

Today’s voting rights and economic justice advocates must apply two key lessons from the courageous activists of a half-century ago.
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Close the Carried Interest Loophole and End Private Equity Abuse

To help pay for vital public investments, Congress needs to end a tax loophole that has allowed greedy private equity execs to pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class Americans.
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Will Fanboys for Grand Fortune Ever Flame Out?

Not likely. Our super rich need the fog they create.
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Taxpayers are Subsidizing Soaring CEO Pay at Pentagon Contractors

If Congress doesn't crack down on military contractor pay, the White House should.
Organizers take to the streets to call on Big Pharma to halt its assault on popular reforms to lower prescription drug prices

Big Pharma Corporate Lobby VS. Everyday Americans

Organizers take to the streets to call on Big Pharma to halt its assault on popular reforms to lower prescription drug prices.
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National Philanthropic (Mis)Trust

Donor-advised funds are making misleading claims in response to criticism that they are warehousing wealth instead of boosting charitable giving.
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Unemployment Insurance Isn’t Holding Back the Economy. Inequality Is.

Ending enhanced unemployment benefits didn’t get people back to work. It just made them poorer.
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Close Down the Estate Tax Manipulations That Benefit Billionaires

The latest tax proposals in Congress are an okay first step, but don't go far enough to address one of the biggest enablers of dynastic wealth.
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House Tax Proposal Falls Short of Making Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share

The Ways and Means Committee plan would make a down payment on much-needed public investments but doesn't go far enough to address wealth inequality.
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Another Colossal Waste of Our Society’s Talents and Skills

Our richest can now fly halfway round the world with their circadian rhythms totally intact.
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Four CEO Pay-Related Taxes in Play on Capitol Hill

Revenue options that would also curb runaway executive pay have strong appeal across the political spectrum.
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Your Awful Office Meetings Are Making CEOs Money

Getting a grip on Corporate America’s structural greed.
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The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers

Leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates share their visions for advancing racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond.

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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