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

Understanding Retail’s Volatile Moment

While you’re holiday shopping, remember the unstable job conditions for retail workers.

How to Stop a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich

We can take a lesson from 1932.

Outside Tax Prom, Protesters Offer a Different Party

The gala, like the Trump tax plan, caters to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

What’s One Way to Fight Inequality? Fund Local Journalism.

Joe Rickett’s decision to shut down two major online publicationshas altered the local U.S. news environment. Barbara Ehrenreich plans on restoring it.

Kansas Tried Trickle-Down Economics. It Didn’t Work.

A failed experiment left the state with underfunded schools, gaps in public services—and lessons for the rest of us.

The GOP’s Corporate Tax Giveaway Negates the Benefits of Closing the CEO Pay Loophole

I’ve argued to close this loophole for 20 years, but not at the expense of the colossal damage the rest of this plan would cause.

Don’t Be Fooled By the Throw-Clayton-Kershaw-Under-the-Bus Tax Plan

the House GOP decided to keep the top federal income tax rate at 39.6 percent. But the really rich won’t be paying taxes at anywhere near that rate.

If Trump Wanted to Help the Middle Class, He’d Focus on Employment Taxes

If President Trump has such concern for middle income Americans, why is he so focused on the one area — federal income taxes — where they’re not getting absolutely clobbered?

How To Stop Corporations from Blackmailing Congress

Local institutions should start leveraging their economic clout on behalf of the low- and moderate-income communities that surround them.

Why Do So Many Super Rich Despise the Poor?

Donald Trump’s put-down of Puerto Ricans reflects a mindset that has long afflicted the awesomely affluent.

Teachers Shouldn’t Have to Panhandle to Prep for a New School Year

The rich who run America’s retail empires are conniving to slash the tax revenue that goes to America’s public schools.

The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump’s CEO Councils

It took months of activist pressure for Trump’s billionaire backers to finally back away from him.

The Alt-Right and the 1%

When President Trump equated white supremacists with anti-racism protesters, he was sending a message to the thugs in the streets and to some in executive suites.

Stop the Buzz Killing Beer Barons

Two conglomerates control 90 percent of the beer market, and that’s costing you bucks.

The Clever Games Tax ‘Reformers’ Play

Will corporate tax receipts increase under the Trump tax plan? Will the income individuals report decline? Only one thing is sure: The rich will come out ahead.

No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down

Enrollment rates are still higher for whites than blacks or Latinos. Now is the worst time to roll back affirmative action.

Why Martin Shkreli Won’t Be the Last Pharma Bro

How Shkreli got rich in the first place remains not just legal but celebrated.

Rising Angst Among Defenders of Overpaid CEOs

Efforts to repeal CEO-worker pay ratio disclosure continue, but the odds of success are growing longer.

Don’t Lie to Poor Kids About Why They’re Poor

Those at the bottom — and the top — deserve to know why their experiences are so different.

A Private-Sector Case Against Exploitation

In his new book, Peter Georgescu argues that capitalists have a vested interest in curbing wealth inequality.