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

Wealthy People Working for Justice? Michael Gast’s Map of an Unprecedented Movement

Exploring the burgeoning movement to organize the rich for our common good.

Oligarchy Has Arrived. Congress Must Take Notice — and Act!

An innovative tax-the-rich proposal now before lawmakers would reverse the wealth concentration that’s suffocating our democracy

New Stats, Old Story: Our Rich Are Raking

From Swiss bank researchers, an alarming update on our global maldistribution of wealth

The Tesla Take on ‘Sharing’ the Wealth

Detroit’s automakers are lusting after the massive executive rewards in the Musk corporate empire

Have Our Corporate Chiefs Become Expendable?

Analysts across the political spectrum are challenging more than oversized CEO paychecks

Can We Measure Inequality Without Tallying the Wealth of Our Wealthy?

Hundreds of prestigious economists don’t think so. The World Bank, unfortunately, does.

The Most Ludicrous Argument Ever Against Taxing the Rich?

Why are our planet’s finest hoopsters bricking free throws? Pals of plutocrats have a convenient explanation.

Wealth Hoarding and Capitalist Capture

In this episode of “For the Wild,” guest Cuck Collins dives deeply into the world of wealth hoarding and staggering inequality.

A Good Year’s Pay for a Good Day’s Work?

A Good Year’s Pay for a Good Day’s Work?

While the Rich Sit On Massive Nest Eggs, Young People Struggle to Save for Retirement

Young workers already facing high rents and student debt will pay the biggest price for Social Security cuts. We can’t sit on the sidelines.

Private Foundations Gave $2.6 Billion in Grants to National Donor-Advised Funds in 2021

Private foundations are currently allowed to make grants to donor-advised funds, or DAFs, and to count those grants toward their charitable distribution requirement of 5 percent of their assets each year.

Protecting Our ‘Opportunity’ to Remain Plutocratic

The Supreme Court is erasing our shared responsibility for educating each and every child.

The Power of Fiction in Social Change

IPS Executive Director Tope Folarin and Chuck Collins explore how can fiction shape new narratives for the future.

The 2022 Giving Slump Exposes the Fragility of Top-Heavy Charity

When ultra-wealthy donors dominate philanthropy, our charities are less resilient.

The Power of Fiction in Social Change

Institute for Policy Studies Executive Director Tope Folarin and Chuck Collins were both were inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin to write fiction novels. Together they explore how can fiction shape new narratives for the future.

55 Years After the Launch of the Poor People’s Campaign, Taking Stock of Interlocking Injustices

New fact sheets by the Poor People’s Campaign and the Institute for Policy Studies reveal disturbing data on systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism in every U.S. state.

The Modern Form of Colonialism: Climate Change

We praise charity efforts to combat climate change in countries like Bangladesh as generous, without critiquing why they are made necessary in the first place.

In This Washington, the Fantastically Rich Are Finally Frowning

A new state tax on the wheeling and dealing of the wealthy is reaping far more revenue than expected

Create a Congressional Climate Tribunal to Investigate Corporate Deniers

We have the right to know what Exxon officials knew—and when they knew it.