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

Get Ready to Be Forked

The leading advocate for U.S. restaurant workers is releasing a new book that aims to redefine success in the deeply unequal restaurant business.

How Will the Candidates Tax the Rich?

Bernie and Hillary have each laid out detailed plans to reduce inequality through reforming the tax code. Here’s where they stand.

Here’s What the Millionaires at Davos Can Do About Global Inequality

Instead of just talking about inequality, the global business elites gathering in Switzerland can do something about it: Stop dodging their taxes.

Obama’s Take On Inequality

The president shifts focus to the next administration to solve inequality.

Fat Cat Tuesday: A CEO Pay Milestone

CEOs on both sides of the Atlantic have already made more in 2016 than most of their workers will make for the entire year.

Affluenza: An Outrage in All Its Forms

The tax treatment of the ultra wealthy might be the biggest scandal of all

Cash Rules Everything Around Martin

Pharma Bro’s one-of-a-kind album purchase exemplifies how the ultra rich are polluting our culture.

Free Tuition for Donald Trump’s Kids?

Making college tuition free for everyone, some claim, would waste scarce tax dollars on rich households that don’t need them. Does that claim hold water?

An Open Letter to the Top 1 Percent

You might want to rethink all those really nice things you’ve been saying about ‘equality of opportunity.’

Have We Finally Moved Beyond GDP?

To help overcome inequality, the latest global gathering of economic statisticians agrees, we need to do much more than total up an economy’s goods and services.

Homecare Worker Rule Here to Stay

Last week, the Supreme Court paved the way for implementation of a new rule guaranteeing the rights of homecare workers.

Do We Need a Maximum Wage?

The new leader of the UK Labour Party is talking about capping income. Most Americans might be surprised to know that FDR did, too.

Gender Pay Gap Drives Inequality

The persistent pay gap between men and women is a key driver of economic inequality today.

Homecare Ruling a Historic Victory

Last week’s court decision combats longstanding racism and sexism embedded in U.S labor law.

A U.S. Pay Ratio Disclosure Victory!

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission has just given Americans an official yardstick for measuring corporate CEO greed.

India Spotlights Corporate Pay Ratios

In India, major corporations now have to disclose their CEO and median worker pay. U.S. corporations may soon have to finally follow suit.

How America Is Failing Its Schools

America’s schools are not failing; America is failing its schools.

What Obama Can Learn From Scotland

As the Scots begin tackling their rising incarceration problem, America should learn from them.

Red Herring in the Inequality Debate

It sounds crazy, but a major distraction in our debate about inequality in America today is inequality itself.

A Tax System that Targets Workers

We have taxes on the labor we do and another set of taxes on wealth.