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 Year in Inequality in 10 Charts

Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.

Against Plutocrats, Platitudes — About Democracy — Will Always Be Pitiful

The Biden administration’s democracy initiative is missing the all-important inequality connection.

Fact Sheet: A Moral Budget Versus a War Budget

Build Back Better and the National Defense Authorization Act represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?

How Do We Fix Abuses of Donor-Advised Funds?

Donor-advised funds are set up to provide more benefit to their wealthy donors than to public charities. We can fix that.

Might Starbucks Soon Start Sharing the Bucks?

Baristas in Buffalo are mounting the coffee giant’s most significant union challenge yet.

Columbia’s Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract

Student workers keep Columbia University running, yet many struggle to make ends meet in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

What’s That ‘Surtax’ Doing in Build Back Better?

Congress may soon be delivering America’s awesomely affluent an unpleasant tax-time surprise.

Temporary Relief for Millions of Essential Immigrant Workers Could Be a Reality — Fingers Crossed

Immigrant rights advocates continue to pressure elected officials to make good on their campaign promises for a pathway to citizenship.

In the Latest Round of Budgetary Chess, Progressive Caucus Leader Jayapal Played a Shrewd Gambit

The Seattle Democrat has been willing to take the heat to secure a down payment on an agenda for economic equity and sustainability.

We Can’t Trust the World Bank to Stand Up to Powerful Fossil Fuel Companies

While the divestment movement is working to hold fossil fuel companies accountable, the World Bank is protecting and financing them.

Our New Art ‘Appreciation,’ Billionaire-Style

Fine art has never been more financially lucrative — or less central to our culture.

NYC Taxi Drivers Took on Predatory Lenders — And Won

This worker-driven organizing victory could pave the way for future debt relief.

Should Rich People Get a Free Pass at Tax Time?

We’re finally debating that question. Let’s not miss our opportunity.

The Rich Already Have Paid Leave. Meet One of the Activists Behind the Fight to Make it Universal.

Advocates have overcome opposition from conservative Democrats to secure four weeks of paid leave in the House budget bill, but more obstacles remain.

Can We Automate Inequality Out of Automation?

We don’t have to let Big Tech define our technological future.

Striketober Becomes Strikesgiving as Workers Rediscover the Power of Unions

Better wages and health care may always face headwinds in Washington, but unions are striking to win them directly.

American Tax Policy in the Age of Trillionaires

Have we just about decided that the further accumulation of billionaire fortunes makes for good public policy?

Missing from the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments Over Extractives Policies

Allowing oil, mining, and gas companies to continue to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached in the COP26 in Glasgow.

Democrats’ Budget Deal Will Collect Billions from the Wealthy to Invest in Human Needs

The compromise is an important first step towards a fair tax system and a more equitable economy.