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

Organizers Oust Amazon HQ2 from New York

Invest in communities, New Yorkers say, not a labor-busting, tax-avoiding corporation that profits off hate.

Have the Rich Always Laughed Stiff Tax Rates Away?

Fans of grand fortune want us to believe that the rich have never paid much more of their income in taxes than they do now. History says otherwise.

Youth Movements Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Crisis

From occupying House offices to suing the federal government, young people are exploring creative strategies to spur action on climate change.

Taxing the Rich Is Bold — Can It Be Sustainable Too?

Innovative proposals like tying income tax rates for America’s riches to the minimum wage for America’s poorest could help high tax rates survive over the long haul.

What the Government Shutdown Told Us About Worker Power

Workers have been fighting Donald Trump’s agenda form the earliest days of his presidency.

Let’s Honor Rosa Parks by Continuing Her Struggle for Transit Equity

Barriers to public transit access make it harder for people, particularly people of color and the poor, to get to jobs and schools.

The Best Month for Egalitarians on Capitol Hill Since 1932

Those rare moments when our political class suddenly starts viewing the nation’s richest through a skeptical lens can help trigger real social change.

For Dell’s Billionaire CEO, Taxing the Ultra-Rich is a Joke

Michael Dell falsely argues that top marginal tax rates as high as 70 percent have never worked.

The Beauty Industry Profits from Inequality

In a world where wealth concentrates ferociously, we can’t escape the ugliness our grand divides engender.

The Deep-Pocket Push to Deep-Six Public Schools

The backstory to the showdown in Los Angeles between teachers and billionaires.

How New Yorkers Are Holding Their New Politicians to Their Word

Voters made their desire for progressive change clear in November. Now they’re making sure their new representatives come through with their campaign promises.

Prices, Plutocrats, and Corporate Concentration

The more industries monopolize, the wider the gap between our richest and everyone else.

Paul Ryan’s Legacy Only About the Wealthy

When he wasn’t masquerading as an advocate for poor people, he was slashing their social programs to give tax breaks to the rich.

Can an Unequal Earth Beat Climate Change?

Some 250 million years ago, life on Earth survived an existential climate crisis. But that Earth had a distinct advantage. No rich.

Inequality at the Center of Chicago Charter School Strikes

Teachers won the first charter school strike in the U.S. by demanding everything from pay raises to sanctuary schools for students.

If Democrats Fracture, This Will Be the Fault Line

Should we treat the super rich as a distraction or a clear and present danger? No question more deeply divides the opposition to The Donald.

GM, Jobs, and Corporate America’s Incentive to Exploit

Executive pay excess is driving decisions that are turning workers — and their communities — into sacrificial lambs.

The Carcinogens That Come in Pay Envelopes

Cancer-treatment executives are reaping fortunes off deeply misleading marketing strategies.

Accessible Housing Should Be Affordable, Too

Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act 28 years ago, but accessibility is still treated as a luxury rather than a necessity.

Gilded Giving 2018: Top-Heavy Philanthropy and Its Risks to the Independent Sector

Growing inequity in charitable giving continues to hold risks not only for nonprofits but for the entire nation.