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

Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin Pulls an Old Trick on CEO Pay Questions

Overpaid CEOs make everybody’s blood boil. But the minute you suggest there might be a responsible role for policymakers in addressing the problem, watch out.

How a Global Tax on Billionaires Could Help End Extreme Poverty

New paper makes the case that a global tax on concentrated wealth is ethical, politically viable, good for growth, and could solve a lot of the world’s problems.

UK Labour Party Proposes a Maximum Wage Gap

The UK Labor Party has revived an FDR-era aspiration of imposing a maximum wage on the highest earners, among other radical proposals to stem inequality.

Paid Family Leave Comes to D.C.

While official Washington digs in against paid leave, locals in the nation’s capital helped win one of the country’s most generous family and medical leave plans.

Reducing Inequality in the Trump Era

With Washington looking hopeless, it’s up to local communities to close the gap between the richest and the rest.

Trump and His CEO Pals are Ready to Wage Class War

Donald Trump and the business kingpins populating his inner circle want to slice the tax bill of America’s top 0.1 percent.

When Billionaires Dominate Philanthropy

Unchecked, private foundations can become blocks of concentrated unaccountable power with considerable clout in shaping our laws and culture.

Why We Need to Worry about Wilbur Ross

America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his fortune to a career of manipulating American workers.

Report: Gilded Giving

Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality

Victory for El Salvador Serves as Encouragement for TPP Fight

In a tale of people power over corporate power, a tribunal has ruled against a global company in a case over mining rights.

Swing Voters Want Wall Street Reform

Nearly 70 percent of voters in four battleground states support breaking up the big banks and eliminating loopholes that favor Wall Street executives.

The Debate’s Top Five Inequality Moments

Inequality circled near center stage as 100 million viewers watched the two candidates debate what to do about America’s huge — and still growing — economic divide.

Still Feeling the Great Recession?

A more equal distribution of wealth would make downturns in the economy less devastating.

A Soiled Picture of Art and Labor

The deeply unequal art world’s current economic model simply isn’t working, as the story of one public art effort demonstrates quite clearly.

‘Free Trade’ Deals Like Obama’s TPP Only Widen the Economic Divide

A Mexican fair trade activist offers lessons from NAFTA.

Executive Excess 2016: The Wall Street CEO Bonus Loophole

This 23rd annual report reveals how taxpayers are subsidizing financial crisis windfalls.

Big Pharma Needs a Cure for its Tax Allergy

Pharmaceutical execs are getting incredibly rich making life-saving medications incredibly expensive.

What’s Hiding in Trump’s Tax Returns?

A fair and just tax system is an essential part of our social contract, and nowhere in that contract does it say “billionaires exempt.”

A Post-Racial Society Wouldn’t Have an Increasing Racial Wealth Divide

It’s simply not true that race plays less of a role in economic inequality than it did in previous generations, Josh Hoxie tells the Real News Network.

How Corporations Became Their CEOs’ Personal ATMs

For today’s top corporate executives, the contemporary corporation has become a personal ATM — with no limits on withdrawals.