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

Paid Sick and Family Leave Can’t Wait

For workers like my mom, the financial strain caused by a lack of paid leave can be just as stressful as catching COVID-19.

Financial Reserves and the Racial Wealth Gap

Black and Latinx households have less to fall back on when the times get tough.

Danny Glover: Why I’m in Alabama with Amazon Workers

The Hollywood actor is mobilizing support for warehouse workers who are making their mark on the long history of southern organizing.

Nomadland: The Impact of Gender-Bias in Wages

If you grew up agitated that “women earn 59 cents on the dollar,” for the same work as men, there’s a movie for you.

Caregivers Need Care Too

A new documentary exposes the need for a federal lifeline for child care providers and working mothers.

Black Families Have a Major Stake in the Future of the Postal Service

USPS is a vital source of decent jobs for Black workers. It could also narrow the racial wealth divide by expanding financial services.

Five Painful Charts on COVID and Black America

This Black History Month, hard data reveal how the pandemic has widened racial divides.

The ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ That Doomed the U.S. COVID Response?

The answer from a blue-ribbon medical commission on the Trump years: decades of rising inequality.

Beyond Lucrative: Jeffrey Epstein’s Billionaire Tax Avoidance Assistance Business

The infamous financier’s exploits cast a shadow on the one of Wall Street’s favorite tax avoidance schemes.

The Pandemic is Sparking a Wave of Union Drives on College Campuses

In Arizona, two universities are spearheading an effort to unionize the entire state’s higher education workforce.

Taxes on the Rich: One-Sixth of What They Used to Be

A new IPS briefing paper highlights the unique role of tax policy in wealth concentration.

Expose the Insurrection Financiers

The January 6 assault on our democracy should lead to greater accountability for political leaders — and their wealthy financial backers.

The Rich and Those Who Serve Them, Then and Now

We’ve already rejected the servant state once. We certainly can once again.

Ending the Subminimum Tipped Wage Is a Step Towards Building Black Worker Power

A leading Black worker advocate calls on policymakers to understand that what benefits Black workers benefits us all.

The Movement for a Wealth Tax in Washington State

A levy of just 1 percent on wealth over $1 billion would raise more than $2 billion per year to meet the state’s urgent social needs.

A California Cooperative Tackles Inequality by Reimagining the Future of Housing

By working towards creating ‘land without landlords,’ this East Bay cooperative is helping communities build pathways to collective property ownership and community wealth.

Poultry Industry Bosses are No Longer Calling All the Shots in Washington

In the new political landscape, poultry workers have already managed to scuttle a Trump administration reform that would’ve made their jobs even more dangerous.

Tackling Prison Profiteers Will Take More Than Banning Private Prisons

To fully address profit-driven punishment, the Biden administration will need to take aim at every tendril of the private prison industry — including immigration detention centers.

Some Corporate-Suite Context for the Fun and Games at GameStop

Amid a rising billionaire tide, could a blip help change our national economic conversation?

Six Questions for Justin Farrell, ‘Billionaire Wilderness’ Author

Concentrating wealth hasn’t just disrupted our major cities. It’s now changing our towns and countryside. Author Justin Farrell shows us how.