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

Remembering Ike, Our Unexpected Egalitarian

Former president Dwight Eisenhower deserves his new memorial. We deserve the greater economic equality he worked to help achieve.

Why Don’t People Call You a Genius? You Don’t Have a Billion Dollars.

The latest Forbes 400 can help us see why you don’t need a great intellect to become insanely wealthy.

All the Latest on Trump’s War on Our Public Postal Service

The House passed legislation to defend the Postal Service. If the Senate doesn’t do the same, Postmaster General DeJoy will continue dismantling it.

How We Can Save Aviation Without Enriching Airline CEOs

We can funnel our virus aid tax dollars only to airlines that keep their pay gaps modest.

Call the Victory Women

In a small city in northern New England, one local nonprofit mobilizes to meet the COVID-19 crisis in its New American community.

Are USPS Cuts Motivated by Voter Suppression or Privatization — or Both?

The Postmaster General’s actions are advancing two of President Trump’s goals: undermining confidence in vote by mail and laying a foundation for postal privatization.

Twelve US Billionaires Have a Combined $1 Trillion

A disturbing milestone in the concentration of US wealth.

A Moment of Reckoning for Greed on the Gridiron

If college football programs at public universities can afford to pay their coaches millions of dollars a year, they can afford to do without our subsidies.

The Basic Case for a Wealth Tax

America’s 12 wealthiest now control $1 trillion of wealth. The only practical way to address this extreme wealth concentration: a tax on accumulated grand fortune.

Risk and Reward Have Never Been More Out of Kilter in the US Healthcare System

Nurses are losing lives and jobs while health care executives rake in million after million.

SCOTUS Birth Control Decision Favors Medicare for All

Access to essential medications, like birth control, should not be subject to the whims of our employers.

USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services

Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.

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?

Will the Biden-Sanders Economic Task Force Report Rattle the Rich?

Wish-lists of progressive public policies never change the world. But they sometimes do excite the people who can.

Even in a Pandemic, Stocks Are Fueling a Billionaire Boom

Even with tens of millions out of work, billionaires are spending record sums at high-end (socially distanced) art auctions.

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.