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

Trump: Postal Workers Don’t Deserve a Financial Lifeline

The president is dismissing dire warnings of an imminent USPS collapse, falsely claiming that postal financial woes are self-inflicted.

A Thank You to Martin Khor, Champion of Global Equity

Malaysian economist Martin Khor was one of the world’s leading advocates of policies to reduce economic disparities within and between nations.

Millions Left Jobless By Coronavirus Get Extra $600 a Week

The wealthy argue safety net programs create an incentive for folks to stop working. They’re wrong, but especially so during pandemics like the coronavirus.

Bailing Out the Rich — Again

In a deeply unequal America, our democracy clearly has a problem legislating emergency relief without further enriching the already rich.

Athletes Are Supporting Stadium Workers. Why Aren’t More Owners?

The owners of sports teams make billions off low-wage stadium workers. With games suspended, those workers deserve help.

International Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

“I think this moment global pandemic is showing us very clearly that all human life is interrelated, which means that none of us is safe until all of us are safe.”

Why CEO Pay Belongs at the Center of the Coronavirus Bailout Debate

The fact that so many Americans are facing dire circumstances now is a direct result of the exploitation economy and we should take this opportunity to change it.

Where We’re Looking in Times of Crisis

There are plenty of places you can direct your energies to support people taking an economic hit during the pandemic.

Should Zoom Be a Public Utility?

Online platforms like Zoom and Skype have become basic, public necessities as our lives are upended by the coronavirus. Should they be nationalized?

The Government Needs to Act Now to Save Lives — and Build a More Equal System

Medical care is disproportionately available to the rich. To fix this, we need a massive humanitarian response to the coronavirus by the federal government.

In 2008 We Bailed Out Companies, But Not People. Are We About To Do It Again?

Why debate the coronavirus bill currently before Congress? When Congress rushed through a massive stimulus plan in 2008, it ended up bailing out big businesses but not regular people.

100 House Democrats Call for Cap on CEO-Worker Pay Gaps at Bailed-Out Firms

Meanwhile, Republicans have proposed pathetically weak executive pay restrictions for companies relying on taxpayer support.

How to Wage War, FDR-Style, on Our Pandemic

Legislators proposing major stimulus packages must ensure bailout dollars are funneled to workers, not executives or shareholders.

How to Make the Airline Bailout Work for Workers, Not Just CEOs

The government should provide direct wage subsidies to airline workers while restricting CEO pay to no more than 50 times median wages.

The Detroit Organizers Long Demanding Water Justice

As cities and states grapple with the spread of coronavirus, activists remind government why water is a human right and not a commodity.

Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy?

This time around, let’s use the power of the public purse to reduce inequality.

I Have an Issue with How Exit Polls Treat Issues

Polling questions that isolate ‘inequality’ do no justice to the social ills that ail us.

Billionaires: A Visual Explainer

An illustrated look at a system allowing billionaire wealth to balloon, all at the expense of everything else we care about.

California Seniors Protest Eviction with ‘Walker Brigade’

‘If I have to move I’m going to lose my friends, my house, my doctor, my neighborhood. Everything.’

Why Do Cars Kill More People in Unequal Nations?

The dynamics of inequality have left our highways and byways more dangerous.