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

Football without Billionaires? Why Not?

Fed-up sports fans are stirring, and progressive politicians worldwide are beginning to take notice.

The U-Turn that Turned America Staggeringly Unequal

For decades in the mid 20th century, our nation’s grandest private fortunes were becoming less pronounced. Today, we’re on track for another Gilded Age.

Striking Workers Sound the Alarm on Privatizing D.C. Public Transit

Workers at Cinder Bed Road garage are demanding equal work for equal pay in their fight against their French multinational employer.

Making Sense of the Latest IRS Income Stats

To understand how wide our economic divide has become, a little imagination can help.

Health Care and the ‘Head Tax’: An Unhealthy Combination

We need to fix the health care system that has Joe Six-Pack paying the same basic tax as Jeff Bezos.

Putting the Brakes on Corporate America’s Inequality Engine

The Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, landmark new legislation before Congress, links corporate taxes to the CEO-worker pay divide.

Sanders, Lee, and Tlaib Lead Effort to Tax Huge CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

The House-Senate companion bill addresses corporate America’s extreme disparities, giving firms an incentive to lift up the bottom and bring down the top of their pay scales.

Time for a Billionaire Ban

The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.

Michael Bloomberg Bought Gracie Mansion. Could He Buy the White House?

With personal fortunes worth dozens of billions, modern American deep pockets can afford one of just about everything.

Inequality and the Iron Law of Decaying Public Services

The fires ravaging California offer yet another reason to fear our grand economic divides.

How Much in ‘Inequality Tax’ Are You Paying?

The hidden burden America’s top-heavy distribution of income and wealth places on people of modest means.

US Inequality Reaching Record Highs

Sam Pizzigati discusses growing economic inequality in the US, how to employ taxation to close the gap, and the importance of unions and worker power.

Can an Economic Stat Help Narrow Our Grand Economic Divide?

Egalitarian-minded economics are pushing for a ‘GDP 2.0’ — and getting some lawmaker help.

Have Researchers Just Hit an Inequality Trifecta?

Three new sets of stats help us understand why America’s 400 richest have never been richer.

California Takes On the NCAA and Allows College Athletes to Get Paid

The NCAA brings in more than a billion dollars in revenue annually. Meanwhile, college athletes struggle to make ends meet. California wants to change that.

Celebrating Environmental Defenders at the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Meet the 43rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt awardees, the Honduran Comité Municipal en Defensa de Bienes Comunes y Naturales del Municipio de Tocoa and Zero Hour.

The Key to Distributing Wealth More Equitably

We only build and sustain more equal societies when we confront the economic dynamics that generate inequality in the first place.

Paying the Boss 1,000 Times More Than a Worker Encourages Reckless Corporate Behavior

Sentiment is building to tax excessive CEO pay at public companies

We’ve Waited Too Long for Corporations to Fix the CEO-Worker Pay Gap on Their Own

A decade after bonus-chasing executives crashed the economy, we need tax incentives to push companies to narrow the CEO worker pay gap.

The Trump Administration Thinks Grad Students Aren’t Workers. Grad Students Tell Them to Think Again.

Graduate students aren’t just mobilizing against the NLRB. They’re demanding democracy in their workplace.