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

The Great Migration Failed to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide. What’s Next?

Real and lasting economic opportunities for Black families will come only through a serious national reckoning on race.

The Rise of the Monster DAFs

Rising like monsters from the deep, donor-advised funds (DAFs) have finally caught up with foundations as the wealthy donor’s charitable warehousing vehicle of choice — and are poised to eclipse them.

From the Wall Street Journal: A Deeply Flawed CEO Pay Analysis

The paper’s ‘corporate effectiveness’ lens mischaracterizes the views of management visionary Peter Drucker on pay equity and employee empowerment.

It’s Time to Crack Down on Excessive CEO Pay

The pay gap between workers and CEOs at America’s largest low-wage employers is now 670 to 1. That’s obscene.

Etsy Sellers Strike for a Fairer Marketplace

Artisans rely on Etsy to market their creations, but the platform’s profit-maximizing policies hurt more than they help. Here’s why the sellers went on strike.

Janet Yellen’s Noble Effort Comes to Naught

To end the tax games rich people play, we need more oomph than isolated officials can deliver.

Does the Future Belong to People Who Profit Off Our ‘Excessive Wealth Disorder’?

A promising new national campaign is aiming to ‘TURN’ around a profoundly unequal USA.

NJ Activists are Fed up With Corporations Pocketing Subsidies Without Creating Local Jobs

The November ballot in Camden may include a proposal to require companies to report how many jobs they’re creating for residents of the low-income city.

Combating Corporate ‘Pinkwashing’ During Pride Month With Mutual Aid

With a 22 percent poverty rate, the LGBTQ+ community needs more than rainbow flags from multi-million dollar corporations.

Tax the Rich, House the Homeless

In L.A., 1 percenters currently pay less than a 1 percent city tax on the mansions they make millions selling.

Time To End the Capital Gains Rate Giveaway

Our tax loopholes let marginal and arbitrary differences in facts give rise to markedly different tax outcomes.

With CEO Pay Skyrocketing, the Unionization Surge is Hardly Surprising

Pandemic disparities have driven workers at Starbucks and several other low-wage employers to demand a fair reward for their labor.

Does the Amazon Now Have a Shot at Survival?

Colombia has new leaders who see the direct link between plutocracy and the plunder of our most valuable ecosystem.

Gustavo Petro’s Victory Brings an Opportunity to Reverse Inequality in Colombia

Running on a platform of gender equity, progressive taxation, and environmental protection, Colombia’s first leftist president could bring much-needed change to a deeply unequal nation.

A Pastor Marches for A Moral, Equitable Economy for All

The Poor People’s Campaign marched on Washington to demand that politicians legislate to protect the fundamental rights of 140 million poor and low-wealth people in America. Here’s why a pastor from New York joined them.

Can We Ever Retire to Greater Equality?

Private pensions no longer narrow our income gaps. Taxing the rich to boost Social Security could.

The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor

At the major U.S. firms that compensate workers the worst, chiefs now pocket 670 times their typical worker pay.

Visualize This: Donor-Advised Funds As Largest Recipients of Charitable Gifts

Watch this stunning time lapse illustration of the rise of donor-advised funds (DAFs) as the largest recipients of charitable gifts.

Low-Wage Employers Spent Billions Inflating CEO Pay Through Stock Buybacks

President Biden has the power to crack down on executive excess by imposing new CEO pay and buyback restrictions on federal contractors.

Two Nations Joined at the Hip by English — and Inequity

The UK and the USA have each spent the last half-century enriching the few and failing the many.