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

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.

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?

Welcome to Hectobillionaire Land

The concentration of America’s wealth has gone into overdrive.

Still More Reasons to Defund Our CEOs

Their relentless rush to hit the pay jackpot is fueling the calamities that confront us.

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.

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.

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.

For a Racism-Free 22nd Century, We Need a Billionaire-Free 21st

The dead hand of gran fortunes past is still poisoning our present.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Failed State’ Status Here We Come?

Societies that tolerate deep divides in income and wealth invite pandemic disasters.

A Virtual Assembly Takes On BlackRock’s Big Problem

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

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.

Civil Disobedience, Billionaire-Style

Automaker mogul Elon Musk defends his ‘freedom’ to endanger the lives of his workers.

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.

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.