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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Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.
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How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

A new report offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves.
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Out of Ottawa, Some Deflating New Stats on Life in the World's Richest Nation

An innovative binational analysis details how plutocracy is squeezing low and middle income Americans.
Corporations Score another Supreme Court Victory

What Medicare for All Would Have Meant a Decade Ago

Imagine if the next generation of Americans experienced healthcare as a human right, and quality of care wasn't determined by wealth or income.
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Can Inequality Be Hardwired into Our DNA?

We need more than a moratorium on making inheritable edits in our genetic code. We need a moratorium on people getting rich off of editing our genes.
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Airline Catering Workers Connect Poverty Wages to Corporate Greed

Thousands of subcontracted workers who prepare and deliver in-flight meals are demanding better pay and healthcare from the multibillion-dollar airline industry.
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A Lesson from West Africa, a Global Inequality Ground Zero

To end poverty at the bottom of our economic orders, we need to stop wealth from concentrating at the top.
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3 Bills to Rein in Executive Pay

Before heading home for summer recess, members of Congress are rushing to introduce proposals for cracking down on overpaid executives.
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House Passes Historic Raise The Wage Act For $15 An Hour

If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, it will mark the first federal minimum wage increase in over a decade and the largest jump ever.
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A Tale of Two Druglords

One gets life behind bars, the other retires into luxury. Guess which one wreaked more havoc.
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‘The Squad’ Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies

Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks.
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How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis — And How to Fix it

An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service's ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal service.
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A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes on the Rich

Tax cuts have funneled wealth to the richest for decades. Activists have convened a nationwide bus tour to prove how unpopular those tax policies have been.
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Behold the 21st-Century Penthouse: Peak Decadence?

From the summit of our new 'needle towers,' the ultra rich can look but never really see.
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Will San Francisco Be the Second City to Tax Extreme CEO-Worker Pay Gaps?

SF voters will decide the fate of a proposed tax on corporations that pay their top exec more than 100 times median worker pay.
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The Wild Political Backstory to the Financial ‘Crisis’ at the Postal Service

Budget chicanery more than 15 years ago laid the foundation for a manufactured crisis that threatens the future of the postal service.
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Taxing the (Very) Rich: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Here's a primer for enjoying our inaugural conference on taxing the wealthiest 0.1 percent.
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A Deep Data Crunch, a New Atlas of Inequality

Economic segregation divides much more than the neighborhoods where we live.
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10 Inequality Takeaways From the First Democratic Debate

When 2020 candidates went head to head in the first Democratic debate, America's extreme economic divide was front and center.
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Does a Presidential Candidate Who Thinks Billionaires Can Be ‘Deserving’ Deserve To Be President?

A clear majority of candidates for the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination seem to have no problem with the presence of grand private fortunes.

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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

Elon Musk and Tesla Stocks

Sputnik News | July 18, 2018