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

Student Debt Cancellation is a Racial Justice Issue

Presidential executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in student debts would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.

College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let’s Sideline This Lunacy!

The gridiron game has a penalty for illegal holding. We need one for hoarding.

Worshiping Markets, Genuflecting to Grand Fortune

Today’s ‘utopians’ have reserved heaven on Earth for the richest among us.

A Perfect Storm Has Elon Musk Paying $11 Billion in Tax

But our only quarter-trillionaire is still not paying anything close to his fair tax share.

Rev. Barber: ‘Our Deadline is Victory’

The Poor People’s Campaign and progressive members of Congress vow to continue the fight for the Build Back Better Act.

3 villains that made 2021 hard — and 3 heroes that made it better

If you know where to look, there’s also a lot to be hopeful about. Here are a few villains that shaped 2021 for the worse — and a few heroes worth rooting for.

Tornados Can Kill. So Can Amazon’s Business Model.

How long will we tolerate the corporate executive ‘risk taking’ that puts only workers at real risk?

The Year in Inequality in 10 Charts

Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.

Against Plutocrats, Platitudes — About Democracy — Will Always Be Pitiful

The Biden administration’s democracy initiative is missing the all-important inequality connection.

Fact Sheet: A Moral Budget Versus a War Budget

Build Back Better and the National Defense Authorization Act represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?

How Do We Fix Abuses of Donor-Advised Funds?

Donor-advised funds are set up to provide more benefit to their wealthy donors than to public charities. We can fix that.

Might Starbucks Soon Start Sharing the Bucks?

Baristas in Buffalo are mounting the coffee giant’s most significant union challenge yet.

Columbia’s Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract

Student workers keep Columbia University running, yet many struggle to make ends meet in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

What’s That ‘Surtax’ Doing in Build Back Better?

Congress may soon be delivering America’s awesomely affluent an unpleasant tax-time surprise.

Temporary Relief for Millions of Essential Immigrant Workers Could Be a Reality — Fingers Crossed

Immigrant rights advocates continue to pressure elected officials to make good on their campaign promises for a pathway to citizenship.

In the Latest Round of Budgetary Chess, Progressive Caucus Leader Jayapal Played a Shrewd Gambit

The Seattle Democrat has been willing to take the heat to secure a down payment on an agenda for economic equity and sustainability.

We Can’t Trust the World Bank to Stand Up to Powerful Fossil Fuel Companies

While the divestment movement is working to hold fossil fuel companies accountable, the World Bank is protecting and financing them.

Our New Art ‘Appreciation,’ Billionaire-Style

Fine art has never been more financially lucrative — or less central to our culture.

NYC Taxi Drivers Took on Predatory Lenders — And Won

This worker-driven organizing victory could pave the way for future debt relief.