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

Share the Wealth? Of Course. But When?

Redistribution via the tax code, progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are realizing, only takes us so far. We need to start limiting inequality before it can dig in.

The ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Letting the Rich Get Richer

Our politics needs to face up to inequality’s deep-set impact on all of us as individuals.

Bank Workers Fight to Rein in Global Finance

One often-forgotten group of people have the information — and the motivation — to tame the bests of finance.

The Wealth Hiding in Your Neighborhood

From country farmland to big city skyscrapers, absentee billionaires may be hiding wealth in your town — and driving up your cost of living.

Does the United States Have a ‘Strong’ Economy?

For average Americans, the U.S. economy hardly merits any kudos. Two new data dumps make that reality even plainer.

Teresa Romero Selected as First Woman President of United Farm Workers

Romero promises to delve into immigration reform when she takes over the union later this year.

Trump Launches Aggressive Poverty Disinformation Campaign

The middle class is starting to look poor, but the president’s Council of Economic Advisers now argues that not even the poor are poor—all the better to cut programs that serve both groups.

North American Fair Trade Activists Denounce Trump’s NAFTA Bullying

Leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States demand a trade deal that lifts up people and communities in all three countries.

Our New Gilded Statistical Golden Age

We know a great deal more about how unequal we’ve become than our progressive forbears did in America’s original Gilded Age. But can data fuel a fight for a more equal world?

The Degrowth Movement Challenges the Conventional Wisdom on Economic Health

A coalition of academics and activists are taking on the dogma of growth and calling for a radical reorganization of the economy.

D.C. Restaurant Reaches $1.5 Million Settlement Amid Tipped Pay Debate

A class-action lawsuit against a D.C. institution underscores the need for one fair wage.

Election Fight Over Immigration is Fraying Sweden’s Social Fabric

While the ruling red-green bloc is running on an anti-inequality agenda, an insurgent anti-immigrant party is drowning out their message with fearmongering.

Executive Excess: How Taxpayers Subsidize Giant Corporate Pay Gaps

More than two-thirds of the top federal contractors and corporate subsidy recipients paid their CEO more than 100 times their median worker pay in 2017.

The Arithmetic of the CEO-Worker Pay Divide

Sometimes percentages alone don’t do justice to the injustice of corporate compensation.

The Inequality Crisis Hiding Behind High Utility Bills

Low-income people and communities of color are disproportionately energy insecure. Here’s how energy efficiency policy can address the divide.

Would You Recognize a Plutocracy If You Saw One?

A handy guide for understanding when a democracy ceases to be particularly democratic.

Incarcerated Workers Strike Against Dehumanizing Prison Conditions

A nationwide strike takes charge at everything from slavery to sentencing. Organizers say it could be the largest U.S. prison resistance action to date.

New York Taxi Workers Defeat Uber and Lyft with Landmark Legislation

Ride-hailing companies and their corporate lobby were no match for the commitment of the city’s cab driver union.

The Market Made Them Do It

Corporate boards are asking us to blame sky-high CEO pay on the laws of supply and demand.

About Those Low CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios

This year’s historic new CEO-worker pay gap disclosures have revealed a handful of big companies with modest internal pay gaps. Should we be applauding?