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

Patriotic Millionaires Have Simple Message: Tax the Rich

Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.

How Progressives Can Fix the Progressive Income Tax

Taxes on the wealthy should be linked not just to the top of the income ladder, but also to the bottom.

Big Pharma Runs Roughshod Over American Democracy

People of modest means face endless political gridlock when they want systems — like the drug industry — reformed. People of privilege face no such frustration.

Is Your Bank Loaded? A New Report Has the Answer

A coalition of activists is challenging the financial industry’s ties to the gun industry, its lobbyists, and the lawmakers that support it most.

Should We Tax Capital Gains?

Tax-the-rich proposals just keep coming. The latest, a capital gains tax, would hit households earning over $10 million annually the hardest.

Scapegoating Unions for the Postal Service’s Phony Crisis

At a recent Senate hearing, some officials attempted to divert attention from the real cause of post office financial losses by blaming worker rights.

Stop Saying We Can’t Afford a Green New Deal

If top U.S. corporations can afford to spend over $5 trillion buying back their own shares of stock, the United States can afford a Green New Deal.

Meet the Billionaires Profiting off Job Losses at GM

Hedge fund heads buy up mansions and NFL teams, all on the tab of autoworkers.

A New Moneyball for Our Deeply Unequal Age

Outfielder Mike Trout has just signed the richest contract in pro sports history, and no one may be happier than America’s staggeringly overpaid CEOs.

Has America’s Concentrated Wealth Finally Reached a Tipping Point?

The scary arithmetic of grand fortune is shrinking our household nest-eggs.

Climate-Striking Young People Get Climate Change. Why Can’t Their Elders?

In deeply unequal societies, the rich and powerful never feel the environmental pain.

Disrupting Narratives That Justify Inequality and Poverty

Chuck Collins speaks with Project Twist-It’s Mary O’Hara about narratives that individualize the causes of structural inequality and serve the interests of powerful elites.

Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism

Conservatives want you to believe that not having to choose between paying for rent or medicine is Soviet-style tyranny.

Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Each Received Over a Billion Dollars in New Donations Last Year

Inequality in America’s system of higher education runs deep. Here’s why you should care.

What’s Worse Than Ticket Scalpers? Stock Scalpers.

A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us.

The Role of Family Wealth in Reinforcing Generational Divides

How can anyone, especially 30-somethings, afford to live in increasingly expensive cities?

Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons

A recent report exposes how public pensions are intertwined with institutions that profit off mass incarceration.

A New Statistical Shell Game for Justifying Billionaires

Some daring conservatives are using the successes of Scandinavia to rationalize gran private fortunes.

Helicopter Parenting Linked to Economic Inequality?

China and the United States — two nations notorious for their helicopter parenting — just happen to sport two of the world’s deepest economic divides. Coincidence?

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy

State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.