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 Government Needs to Act Now to Save Lives — and Build a More Equal System

Medical care is disproportionately available to the rich. To fix this, we need a massive humanitarian response to the coronavirus by the federal government.

In 2008 We Bailed Out Companies, But Not People. Are We About To Do It Again?

Why debate the coronavirus bill currently before Congress? When Congress rushed through a massive stimulus plan in 2008, it ended up bailing out big businesses but not regular people.

100 House Democrats Call for Cap on CEO-Worker Pay Gaps at Bailed-Out Firms

Meanwhile, Republicans have proposed pathetically weak executive pay restrictions for companies relying on taxpayer support.

How to Wage War, FDR-Style, on Our Pandemic

Legislators proposing major stimulus packages must ensure bailout dollars are funneled to workers, not executives or shareholders.

How to Make the Airline Bailout Work for Workers, Not Just CEOs

The government should provide direct wage subsidies to airline workers while restricting CEO pay to no more than 50 times median wages.

The Detroit Organizers Long Demanding Water Justice

As cities and states grapple with the spread of coronavirus, activists remind government why water is a human right and not a commodity.

Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy?

This time around, let’s use the power of the public purse to reduce inequality.

I Have an Issue with How Exit Polls Treat Issues

Polling questions that isolate ‘inequality’ do no justice to the social ills that ail us.

Billionaires: A Visual Explainer

An illustrated look at a system allowing billionaire wealth to balloon, all at the expense of everything else we care about.

California Seniors Protest Eviction with ‘Walker Brigade’

‘If I have to move I’m going to lose my friends, my house, my doctor, my neighborhood. Everything.’

Why Do Cars Kill More People in Unequal Nations?

The dynamics of inequality have left our highways and byways more dangerous.

To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home

Letting people fill out ballots at their kitchen table and pop them in the mail reduces economic barriers to participation for low-income Americans.

What Billionaires Really Love About Hard Work: Talking About It.

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is just the latest deep pocket to laud how much he personally labors.

A Silicon Valley Life Lesson: Money that ‘Clumps’ Crushes

A new civic group report is calling living conditions ‘harsh’ in California’s high-tech hotspot.

Taxing Wealth Emperors in the Empire State

The Strong For All coalition is pressing for higher taxes on the very rich rather than austerity budget cuts that hit the non-wealthy.

Living in Inequality, Dying in Despair

U.S. life expectancy is up, but we still lag behind other developed countries. As the world’s most unequal developed nation, we shouldn’t be surprised.

In Blow to Privatizers, House Passes Postal Financial Relief

The bipartisan bill would ease financial challenges critics use to justify postal worker wage cuts and selling parts of USPS to for-profit corporations.

Progressive Experts Rebut Trump’s False Claims About Shared Prosperity

In his State of the Union address, the president made a poor attempt to conceal the continued rise in economic inequality under his administration.

From the UN, New Ammo for Egalitarians

The United Nations might be fading, but this new report deserves a bright spotlight.

NFL Owners Want Politics out of Their Sport — Unless It Comes From Them

The NFL strives to keep politics out of football ahead of the Super Bowl, except for when it comes from billionaire owners.