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

Who’s Enabling Putin’s Enablers?

If global oligarchy ‘business as usual ’ survives the Ukraine war, the rest of us will end up big losers.

Wall Street Bonuses Soar by 20 Percent, Nearly 5 Times the Increase in U.S. Average Weekly Earnings

If the minimum wage had increased as much as Wall Street bonuses since 1985, it would be worth $61.75 today.

Progressive Caucus Urges Biden to Use 55 Tools in His Executive Action Toolbox

The recommendations would reduce inequality by setting high-road standards for federal contractors, closing tax loopholes for the rich, canceling student debt, cracking down on price-gougers, and building worker power.

Flacks for the Rich Tell One Philanthropy Story, the Numbers Tell Another

Our wealthiest give away only a fraction of what they could easily afford to give.

How Excessive CEO Pay Undermines Enterprise Effectiveness and Efficiency in the 21st Century

Enterprises that tolerate huge pay gaps “succeed” not by empowering employees, but by building and wielding monopoly power.

How to Fix America’s Roundabout, Badly Broken System for Taxing Our Richest

Yes, we could ensure that our richest pay something in the neighborhood of their fair tax share.

Cracking Down on Russian Oligarchs Means Cracking Down on U.S. Tax Havens

While other EU countries have been increasing transparency and cracking down on kleptocratic capital, the U.S. is a laggard.

Stopping Traffic to Fund Excluded Workers

New York’s essential workers have been excluded from relief and benefits. The Fund Excluded Workers Coalition is fighting to change that.

Addressing Racial Inequality in Paid Leave Policy

Among care advocates, equitable paid leave policy needs to meet the triple A standard: Accessible, affordable, and adequate.

Why the Just-Passed Postal Service Reform Act is Such a Big Deal

The legislation gets rid of a manufactured financial burden that has threatened the ability of USPS to provide good jobs and universal service.

What Makes More Sense, a Minimum Income Tax or a Maximum Income?

The U.S. senator who chairs the GOP Senate campaign effort wants America’s poorest to pay up more at tax time.

How Russian Oligarchs Funnel Money to U.S. Charities

But it is not just Russian oligarchs that have been increasingly abusing charity for financial or political gain; U.S. oligarchs do it too.

‘Reckoning’ with the Economic Marginalization of Native Americans

Efforts to narrow the racial wealth divide must address the disparities that are at the heart of our nation’s founding and still run through its veins in the 21st century.

In the Ukraine War, We Can Make Oligarchs — Everywhere — the Big Losers

Ending the tax-evading ways of Russia’s rich could be a giant step toward reining in oligarchy worldwide.

Top-Heavy Philanthropy Explained in 8 Charts

How the concentration of wealth is warping the giving sector, from our Charity Reform Initiative.

Guatemalan Water Defenders Celebrate 10 Years of Resistance

An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.

How Did Flying Cars Become the Next Big Thing?

Another reminder that plutocracies can indeed solve problems — for plutocrats.

What Can Biden Say About the Economic State of Our Union?

Strong jobs numbers are not enough. The president should keep pushing a bold legislative agenda while deploying every executive tool at his disposal to achieve a more equitable economy.

A Sea of Trouble: Seabed Mining and International Arbitration in Mexico

The Gulf of Ulloa off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico teems with marine life, from gray whales to lobster. Its seafloor is also rich in phosphate, a key component of fertilizers, at the center of a multi-billion-dollar arbitration suit that US company Odyssey Marine Exploration has brought against Mexico under the terms of […]

From the Kingpins of Private Equity, A New Dagger to Democracy

Profit maximizing in the newspaper industry is corroding the knowledge base that sustains government by the people.