Inequality.org

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.

Latest Work

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic

The combined wealth of U.S. billionaires surpassed $1 trillion in gains since March 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

Why Can’t Inner-Ring Democrats Just Say ‘No’ to Billionaires?

The problem runs even deeper than Donor Class donations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

San Franciscans Vote Overwhelmingly to Rein in Overpaid CEOs

A ballot measure to increase taxes on corporations with extreme gaps between CEO and median worker pay sailed through on a 65-35 margin.

California Dreamin’ for Much More Equal Days

Mommas and papas everywhere ought to be watching closely to see how Californians vote on two key initiatives this Election Day.

Unleashing the Power of Poor Voters in a Black Milwaukee Neighborhood

A new film follows community organizer facing multiple challenges to voter mobilization, including skepticism about whether elites have rigged our political system.

Out of the UK, a Bold Pay Prescription for a Post-Trump America

Two British think tanks are calling for a cap on the compensation that goes to corporate chiefs.

The Trump Tax Reform Helped the Billionaire Class — Not the Working Class

The Republican tax law boosted the fortunes of America’s wealthiest while increasing insecurity for U.S. manufacturing workers.

17 Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality

On November 3, voters in many states and cities will weigh in on a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing worker and tenant protections.

U.S. Billionaires Wealth Surges $931 Billion since Beginning of Pandemic

An unseemly juxtaposition: 220,000 dead and millions lose their health, wealth and livelihoods.