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

New Currencies for a New Economy

To build local power, activists in Bristol are taking aim at the root of all evils: money.

Lancaster Shows How to Say No to Geo Group

A Pennsylvania county goes up against a giant of the private prison industry and comes out victorious.

Collective Action is Key to Keeping Labor Strong

As long as workers band together, they can make concrete improvements in their working conditions.

Creating Pension Plan Chaos for Teachers, Firefighters, and Cops

Hedge fund billionaires have been feasting off the futures of public employees – and the publics they serve.

Stop Warehousing Wealth in Charity Funds

Billions are being warehoused in donor-advised funds in the face of urgent social needs.

A Stunning Glance at the Geography of U.S. Income Inequality

New Economic Policy Institute research exposes just how top-heavy many of the places Americans call home have become.

Can a Cap Be Placed on the Incomes of the Super-Rich?

Would this help reduce income inequality were it come to pass?

D.C. Labor Battle Turns Into a Civil Rights Fight

As city council attempts to overturn a minimum wage initiative, district residents demand elected officials respect their vote.

A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged

America’s elected leaders haven’t ignored inequality since 2000. They’ve made it spectacularly worse.

Five Powerful Families

We’ve reached the point where a handful of extraordinarily wealthy clans essentially have the power to suffocate our democracy.

Toys ‘R’ Us Workers Take on Private Equity Vultures

The toy store’s former employees are using public shaming and pension plans to demand severance and fight Wall Street greed.

Still Another Reason to Cheer LeBron James

An iconic basketball superstar reminds us that raising taxes on the rich will not end civilization as we know it.

Inside the Heated Battle Over D.C.’s Sub-Minimum Tipped Wage

Misinformation abounds as the restaurant industry pours its resources into defeating Initiative 77.

How to Get Rid of the Super-Rich

By leveraging the power of the public purse against corporations that pay their top execs outrageously more than their workers, we could help jump-start a democratic “New Economy.”

While the World’s Billionaire’s Evade Taxes and Swing Clubs, the Poor Pick Up the Slack

From Hong Kong to Los Angeles, people of ordinary means are squeezing into expensive housing and subsidizing country clubs for the golfing super rich.

Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

I Have A Future is a local organization mobilizing youth organizers in Massachusetts to advocate for themselves in the fight to raise the state’s minimum wage.

The Racial Wealth Gap is the Result of Systemic Racist Policies

The lasting impact of slavery, red-lining, and mass incarceration, and how they contribute to today’s massive racial wealth gap.

Sick of Shady Banks? Get a Loan from the Post Office!

Payday lenders extort poor and rural Americans. One solution? Your friendly neighborhood post office.

Rep. Keith Ellison Takes a Hard Look at New CEO Pay Ratio Data

The Minnesota lawmaker has been a champion of efforts to defend the disclosure reform from Republican attack.

Is Trump’s Abandonment of the Iran Nuclear Deal a Prelude to War?

His advisers, as well as Israel and Saudi Arabia, will be pushing for one—which is why we have to act now to stop it.