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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Greed in the Suites, from Walgreens to Walmart

Donald Trump may have made his exit, but the CEOs his years smiled upon haven't gone anywhere.
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Grocery Workers Call on Employers to Put Public Health Above CEO Profits

Congress let mandatory paid leave requirements expire at the end of 2020, sparking calls for universal leave benefits to protect workers and their customers from the pandemic.
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In 2021, Let’s Ring a Global Alarm — on Inequality — That Everyone Can Hear

Our task ahead: preventing a deeply unequal world from recreating pre-pandemic business as usual.

The COVID-19 Relief Deal is a Welcome Stopgap. Congressional Progressives Aim for Much More in 2021.

The Progressive Caucus has unveiled a legislative agenda designed to meet the scale of the pandemic catastrophe and reduce our vulnerability to future crises.
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Why Can’t CEOs Pay For Their Own 3-Martini Lunch?

Buried in the COVID relief deal is a provision that will require taxpayers to subsidize lavish business meals for corporate executives.
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Biden’s Top Trade Official Should Work to Protect Governments From the Rising Number of Corporate Lawsuits

In 2020, foreign investors filed at least 51 known lawsuits demanding huge sums from governments struggling to fight a historic pandemic.
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Our Youngest ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire, Our Wealthy’s Oldest Bogus Claim

The super rich owe their super fortunes to factors that have little to do with 'genius.'
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Nothing Fundamental Will Change Without Mass Movements

Real change only happens, the New Deal era suggests, when a president's ear is hearing the shouts of mass movements.
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A Minnesota Cooperative Shares the Wealth While Advancing a Clean Energy Future

Shared ownership is crucial for building the power of communities that have long had their wealth extracted by others.
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The Rich Are Cheering Wall Street’s Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means Are Draining 401(k)s.

The nation's woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures.
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In Arizona, a Progressive Ballot Victory Exposes the Inequitable Federal Treatment of State and Local Taxes

The Trump 2017 tax act penalizes states that tax income responsibly.
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Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth

This essential workforce is hustling to help holiday shoppers while also organizing hazard pay and other COVID-19 protections.
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The Rain on Our Yes-We-Now-Have-a-Vaccine! Parade

What could be better than a drug that can stop COVID? A society that doesn't let someone make billions off a drug millions can't access.
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The Federal Government Owns 92% of Student Debt. Will Biden Wipe It Out?

Lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.
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Why Can’t Inner-Ring Democrats Just Say ‘No’ to Billionaires?

The problem runs even deeper than Donor Class donations.
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After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for COVID Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.
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14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality

On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.
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One Key Overlooked Reason We Need the 2017 Trump Tax Act Axed — ASAP

The longer the law remains on the books, the tighter the squeeze on funding for state and local public services.
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The 2020 Election as a Triumph for Democracy? Hold the Hosannas

Higher voter turnouts mask the reality of the 'affluent authoritarianism' the now governs America.
Illustration of successful petition effort for universal pre-K by UP NOW organizer Gabriel Matesanz

Tax the Rich. School the Children. Pay the Teachers.

After making the case that universal preschool is even more important under the pandemic, advocates easily won the vote by a 64-36 margin.

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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