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

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.

Candidates Stop Saying ‘Middle Class’

Instead of new rhetoric about the middle class, Presidential candidates should invent policies to save it.

The Language of the Unheard

The protesters in Baltimore need to be heard. Are we listening?

Do Americans Want to Tax the Rich?

This simple question can’t seem to get a simple answer. A look at some new attempts to explain why.

Keeping Up With the Waltons

In the wake of Walmart’s decision to raise workers’ wages, Dollar General announced it will offer better schedules.

We Owe You Nothing!

A new landmark student debt strike is drawing attention to the desperate need for action on a student debt crisis that’s enriching a few at the expense of an entire generation.

Walmart Needs a Maximum Wage

Walmart raised wages after being pressured by its own employees, but it still outpaces the pack when it comes to overpaid execs. – See more at: http://inequality.org/walmart-needs-maximum-wage/#sthash.45cZkNDm.dpuf

A Budget Plan for the People

The President’s populist budget will leave Republicans scrambling to explain why they don’t support it.

Pull Yourself Up by Your Bread Bags

The rules are stacked against most of us.

Inequality Is Costing Us Big-Time

Americans pay more for an economy that pumps our treasure to the top than you probably think.