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

Estate Tax to the Rescue

If nothing changes in our tax code, the wealthiest 1 percent will claim half of all U.S. wealth in just 20 years.

How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine

We can’t just tax billionaires’ paychecks. We should tax the wealth they’ve already amassed.

What the Public Wants: A Guide for Clueless CEOs

CEOs who avoid taxes, squeeze their customers, and refuse to pay a fair wage can’t seem to understand why the rest of America is so upset.

Dozens of Worker Deaths and Six Years Later, Coal Exec Sentenced to Just One Year in Prison

It’s not often that corporate executives are forced to take the perp walk, but does a misdemeanor charge bring justice to the 29 killed in the explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine?

The Death Gap is Widening With the Wealth Gap

The richest Americans now live 10-15 years longer than the poorest.

Four Common Tax Confusions

Quick comebacks to the regressive tax rhetoric you hear on the radio and around the dinner table.

Corporate Lobby Pulls Out Old Playbook

National Restaurant Association uses cheap tactics to try to undercut criticism of their anti-worker, anti-consumer agenda.

Before Bankruptcy, Peabody Execs Feasted on Climate Disaster

Peabody Energy filed for bankruptcy today, but its top executives will still be enjoying the millions they pocketed before the collapse of coal.

Rare Wins for Tax Fairness Spark New Life Into the Movement

Congress can only ignore the blatantly dishonest practice of offshore tax evasion for so long.

Why I’m Ready to Get Arrested with Restaurant Workers

Groups like ROC and the hundreds of others that are leading the Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening mobilizations are working to build the power that can counter corporate lobby groups. Everyone who cares about the state of our democracy should join them.

Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich

This massive leak of transactions involving 214,488 offshore corporations, covering 40 years of activity, will boost the global movement to recapture trillions of the hidden wealth of nations.

TurboTax is Lobbying to Make Filing Your Taxes More Difficult

A call to boycott the tax preparation companies spending millions making sure the tax code is overly complex.

The Treasury Department Could Help Block Offshore Tax Havens

Big Pharma company Pfizer is currently evading $40 billion in tax obligations and trying to make that permanent through a tax-dodging marriage with Irish firm Allergen.

What Does the One Percent Owe You?

A new interactive website is vividly showing just how much economic inequality is costing you.

Kasich is No Moderate on Inequality

Kasich tries to present himself as the moderate anti-Trump, but his time as governor has been marked by regressive tax reform that helps the rich and hurts the rest.

Did This Star CEO Deserve Mega Millions For His Work?

The passing of Intel’s Andy Grove has much of the business world claiming that corporations owe their success to their chief executives.

These Millionaires Want Wall Street to Close its Carried Interest Tax Loophole

A network of 200 business leaders and high net worth individuals, are making their case in Albany for closing this egregious Wall Street handout.

Do Populist Candidates Appeal to Affluent Voters?

The numbers suggest that a broad coalition of Americans support a pro-worker economic agenda.

Another CEO Pads His Own Pockets While Cutting Worker Pensions

Once a shining symbol of the success of the New Deal, today the Tennessee Valley Authority symbolizes the excesses of Corporate America.

Remembering Martin Sabo, A Champion of Fairness

Representative Martin Sabo fought for working people to reduce inequality. We’re proud to have worked alongside him.