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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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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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The Inefficient and Incredibly Lucrative Chase for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Our hottest biotech firm hasn't yet manufactured an antidote to COVID-19. Still, the company has manufactured three billionaires.
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Civil Disobedience, Billionaire-Style

Automaker mogul Elon Musk defends his 'freedom' to endanger the lives of his workers.
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Racial Health and Economic Disparities are Two Sides of the Same Coin

COVID-19 continues to aggravate deeply embedded inequalities. We need bold policy solutions aimed at bridging the racial wealth divide now more than ever.
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America’s Biggest CEOs Last Year Said They Cared About Us All. They Lied.

America's corporate dividend cascade is revealing the emptiness of the top exec pledge to value workers, not just shareholders.
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Time for an Emergency Charity Stimulus

Congress can help nonprofits come up with an additional $200 billion — without costing taxpayers another dime.
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Slaughterhouses Aren't Just for Cattle, Hogs, and Poultry Anymore. Add People.

A powerful industry is making workers choose between their lives and their jobs.
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Betsy DeVos is the Real Civics Failure

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her billionaire friends look at the state as a means to empower and enrich themselves. This hurts all of us.
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Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest

The 15 most rural states would face heavy blows to jobs, revenue, mail and package deliveries, and voting rights.
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A Care for All Town Hall

Caregiving could be isolating, even before coronavirus. A Caring Across Generations virtual gathering offers caregivers a chance to connect in solidarity.
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Shed No Tears for CEOs with Sinking Share Prices

In today's corporate pay environment, even a global pandemic can't deny chief executives their windfalls.

Report: Billionaire Bonanza 2020

Billionaire wealth has grown astoundingly over the last few decades — and, for some “pandemic profiteers,” even more dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis.
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Taxes Paid By Billionaires Decreased 79 Percent Since 1980, as Percentage of Their Wealth

As we emerge from this pandemic, substantial tax increases are inevitable. Central to the program should be a tax that limits the hoarding of wealth by the billionaire class.
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Jayapal Proposes Layoff Prevention Plan as the Fed Expands Corporate Aid With No Employment Strings

We could avoid a return to Great Depression-era unemployment rates if we follow European models and tie business assistance to preserving jobs.
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If the Rich Trust in Hydroxychloroquine, Should We?

In deeply unequal societies, figuring out who to believe will always be a challenge.
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Trump: Postal Workers Don’t Deserve a Financial Lifeline

The president is dismissing dire warnings of an imminent USPS collapse, falsely claiming that postal financial woes are self-inflicted.
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A Thank You to Martin Khor, Champion of Global Equity

Malaysian economist Martin Khor was one of the world's leading advocates of policies to reduce economic disparities within and between nations.
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Millions Left Jobless By Coronavirus Get Extra $600 a Week

The wealthy argue safety net programs create an incentive for folks to stop working. They're wrong, but especially so during pandemics like the coronavirus.
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Bailing Out the Rich — Again

In a deeply unequal America, our democracy clearly has a problem legislating emergency relief without further enriching the already rich.
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Athletes Are Supporting Stadium Workers. Why Aren’t More Owners?

The owners of sports teams make billions off low-wage stadium workers. With games suspended, those workers deserve help.

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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