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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SCOTUS Birth Control Decision Favors Medicare for All

Access to essential medications, like birth control, should not be subject to the whims of our employers.
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USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services

Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.
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Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs

A new bill would fund a federal jobs guarantee by taxing the high-volume Wall Street trades favored by pandemic profiteers.

How Military Contracting Hides Human Costs and Increases Inequality

Some 8,000 U.S. contractors have died abroad since 9/11, compared to 7,000 U.S. troops.
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Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets. How can cities close the gap fairly?
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Will the Biden-Sanders Economic Task Force Report Rattle the Rich?

Wish-lists of progressive public policies never change the world. But they sometimes do excite the people who can.

Even in a Pandemic, Stocks Are Fueling a Billionaire Boom

Even with tens of millions out of work, billionaires are spending record sums at high-end (socially distanced) art auctions.
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Welcome to Hectobillionaire Land

The concentration of America's wealth has gone into overdrive.
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Still More Reasons to Defund Our CEOs

Their relentless rush to hit the pay jackpot is fueling the calamities that confront us.
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Postal Workers Deliver a Message to Capitol Hill: Save the USPS

Two million Americans petitioned Capitol Hill to show their support for the survival of our public Postal Service.
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Black Immigrant Domestic Workers Share Notes on the Storm

Between COVID-19, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism, Black Immigrant Domestic Workers are att he epicenter of three converging crises.
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Virtual Poor People’s Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million

Through personal testimonies of systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism, the event brought the campaign's bold fusion agenda to new audiences.
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For a Racism-Free 22nd Century, We Need a Billionaire-Free 21st

The dead hand of gran fortunes past is still poisoning our present.
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Instead of Bailing Out For-Profit Colleges, Congress Should Cancel Student Debt

Lifting student debt burdens would particularly benefit people of color, while giving the economy a major boost.
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The Looming New Amityville Horror

One of the nation's largest middle-class counties faces a huge hit on public school budgets as the super rich get set to frolic in the summertime surf.
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Ipsos Poll: 72 Percent of Americans Support an Emergency Charity Stimulus

New research finds that many aspects of private foundations and DAFs are not acceptable to Americans.
Potosi (UNESCO) in Bolivia - the world's highest city (4070m). A ranbow-colored mountain - Cerro Rico - the working silver mines. The picture present rest miners looking on the Potosi city

Defending Land and Water from Mining Profiteers in the Time of Covid-19

Global South communities affected by mining face multiple pandemics — health, economic, violence, militarization, and corporate capture.
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Bus Drivers Refuse to Help Police Transfer Protesters to Jail

Transit workers backed by unions and equity groups in solidarity with demonstrators demanding justice for Black people killed by police.
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‘Failed State’ Status Here We Come?

Societies that tolerate deep divides in income and wealth invite pandemic disasters.
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A Virtual Assembly Takes On BlackRock’s Big Problem

'We can't address the climate crisis without big changes at BlackRock.'

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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