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

Inside the Campaign to Abolish the Subminimum Wage in 25 States by 2026

“This is the only future for the service sector and the economy overall: wages must go up or there will be no future.”

For New York Home Care Workers, Fair Pay Is Possible

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has an opportunity to transform its care economy by investing in workers.

A Super Bowl Musing: Can Pro Sports Be More Than a Billionaire Extravaganza?

Kiat Lim, cyber-savvy son of Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, is claiming he has the key to ‘democratizing’ our sporting landscape.

President Trump Axed an IRS Report on the Richest 400 Americans. Let’s Bring It Back.

Turning up the spotlight on tax dodging by the wealthy would increase momentum for fair taxation to pay for needed public investments.

America’s Inherited Wealth Dynasties Park Trillions Out of Reach of Taxation

A new report estimates that $21 trillion of that wealth will pass internally within America’s already dynastically wealthy families between now and 2045.

After Amazon Tragedy, Workers Come Together to Demand Safe Working Conditions

“Amazon was supposed to keep them safe. They didn’t do that. How does a company worth over $1 trillion let this happen?”

A Labor Stunner in Mexico Augurs Greater Equality — on Both Sides of the Border

Mexican GM workers, after years of living in fear, are now feeling their own power.

How the U.S. Transportation System Fuels Inequality

Transportation policies prioritizing private vehicle use leave the poor and people of color behind.

Government Contracting: The Next Big Battleground for a More Equal America?

Our tax dollars don’t have to be feeding executive-suite greed and grasping.

Billionaire Wealth Is Spiraling out of Control

Omar Ocampo joins Harrison’s Reality Check to discuss a modest annual tax on the world’s richest, and what we could accomplish with that revenue.

Two Sides, Same Coin: Suppressing Votes, Cutting Rich People’s Taxes

State lawmakers are moving hard and fast to keep their wealthy backers wealthy.

Care Workers Are Not Giving up on Build Back Better

Over 35,000 people joined a recent telephone town hall to kick off a six-week campaign to protect investments in the care economy.

Report: Taxing the World’s Richest Would Raise $2.52 Trillion a Year

A new joint report from Fight Inequality Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam, and Patriotic Millionaires details what can be funded by simply taxing the rich.

Student Debt Cancellation is a Racial Justice Issue

Presidential executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in student debts would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.

College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let’s Sideline This Lunacy!

The gridiron game has a penalty for illegal holding. We need one for hoarding.

Worshiping Markets, Genuflecting to Grand Fortune

Today’s ‘utopians’ have reserved heaven on Earth for the richest among us.

A Perfect Storm Has Elon Musk Paying $11 Billion in Tax

But our only quarter-trillionaire is still not paying anything close to his fair tax share.

Rev. Barber: ‘Our Deadline is Victory’

The Poor People’s Campaign and progressive members of Congress vow to continue the fight for the Build Back Better Act.

3 villains that made 2021 hard — and 3 heroes that made it better

If you know where to look, there’s also a lot to be hopeful about. Here are a few villains that shaped 2021 for the worse — and a few heroes worth rooting for.

Tornados Can Kill. So Can Amazon’s Business Model.

How long will we tolerate the corporate executive ‘risk taking’ that puts only workers at real risk?