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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Corporations Should Share the Wealth Before Buying Back Stock

Senator Sanders has introduced a bill that would ban Walmart and other big corporations from repurchasing their stock unless they narrow the gaps between CEO and worker pay.
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What We Took Away From the 2018 Midterm Elections

Spending records, voter suppression, and high youth turnout mark the most expensive midterm elections of all time.
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The House Has Gone Democratic. Can It Now Go Bold?

Vague rhetoric about 'access to health care' and 'good jobs' won't challenge the plutocracy that keeps our lives brutal. These proposals could.
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2018 Midterm Elections: A Ballot Initiative Breakdown

Voters in several states passed measures to protect and expand the rights of people across the country.
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6 Women of Color Who Campaigned for Congress on Inequality and Won

Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.
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Mouthy Moguls: Our Latest Disappearing Species

What do America's billionaires feel about the burning issues of the day? They'd rather not say — in public.

Help Spread the Word: #BillionaireBonanza2018

Help us spread the word about our new report: Billionaire Bonanaza 2018
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Busload of Activist Nuns Log 5,600 Miles for Tax Justice

The renowned 'Nuns on the Bus' are heading to Mar-A-Lago, the final stop in a cross-country campaign to undo the damage of the Republican tax reform.
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Teachers Promise a Show of Power at the Polls

Educators and their allies hope to turn momentum from nationwide strikes into gains at the ballot box.
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The Midterms and Inequality: What We’re Watching

From ballot initiatives to anti-inequality candidates, the 2018 election offers plenty of opportunities to chip away at our economic divide.
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Waffles, Beer, and the Penalty We Pay for Tolerating Inequality

How much does the 'privilege' of living in a deeply unequal nation cost ordinary Americans? Some numbers from Belgium can help us tally up the total.
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Before His Time, a Billionaire Passes On

Paul Allen's friends are saluting his life. For the sake of our own loved ones, we need to end his billionaire epoch.
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The World Would Be a Better Place Without the Rich

They coarsen our culture, erode our economic future, and diminish our democracy. The ultra-rich have no redeeming social value.
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Black Domestic Workers Call for Pay, Professionalism, and Respect

A new report shines a light on the Durham and Atlanta healthcare workers raising the standards of care in America.
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Promoting Luxury Housing with an Ironic Twist

The artist behind a provocative faux sales office highlights the dangers of Boston's luxury housing boom.
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US, UK Progressive Leaders Aim to Open Corporate Boardrooms to Workers

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren have both launched plans to shift the balance of power from shareholders to workers, including requiring worker representation on boards.
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Confronting Climate Change in a Deeply Unequal World

The global reaction to two landmark new reports suggests the world could well lose that confrontation.
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Nostalgia for NAFTA? Our Wealthy Will Have Plenty

Over the last quarter-century, new data from Forbes makes clear, NAFTA has helped create an incredibly rich people-friendly economic order.
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Activists Demand Accountability from Kavanaugh

People around the country are demanding accountability from members of an elite class who have long lived by their own set of rules.
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Share the Wealth? Of Course. But When?

Redistribution via the tax code, progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are realizing, only takes us so far. We need to start limiting inequality before it can dig in.

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In the News

How Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Outrageous CEO Pay

Bernie Sanders Senate Page | August 29, 2018

Trump Says A Corporate Tax Cut Would Create More Jobs

Insurance News Net | September 30, 2017

Opinion: The deep, deep cynicism of ‘tax reform’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | August 30, 2017