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.

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On Fighting Inequality, Which Nations Do More than Pay Lip Service?

Two global groups have joined to create a first-ever yardstick for holding our world's top politicos accountable, nation by nation, for narrowing our grand divides.
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Republicans are Right: Going to College Hurts

Women owe two-thirds of the nation’s outstanding $1.3 trillion student loan debt.
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How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy

Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
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Tenants March to Stop Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords

While Republicans are proposing severe cuts to housing assistance, they are continuing to subsidize Blackstone and other private equity housing profiteers.
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Now Eric Trump is Accused of Stealing from a Cancer Charity

Just another chapter in the weird stories of the first family.
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The New Predators in an Old Mortgage Scam

The Contract Buyers League thought they stamped out predatory contracts for deeds, but thanks to private equity firms, these practices targeting low-income communities of color have resurfaced.
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Can the EU Pass a Speculation Tax?

As EU negotiators struggle to reach the finish line on a financial transaction tax agreement, 52 industry professionals issue a joint statement in support.
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Trump's Master Class in Tax Deceit

Three ways the president is selling tax cuts for the rich when no one actually wants them.
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This Is What Reparations Could Actually Look Like In America

A tax on concentrated would have a positive impact on the economy for everyone, reducing the racialized, distorting impact of concentrated wealth.
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The Seattle Minimum Wage Study Is Utter B.S.

Fortunately for workers, credible research still points to raising the minimum wage as one reliable solution to the scourge of inequality.
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How Wealth Managers Undermine Society and What We Can Do About It

An expert explains how shadowy practitioners of financial trickery help facilitate widespread tax evasion — and undermine democratic government.
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London Fire Fuels Movement to Tackle Inequality in Britain

Building on the momentum of the recent election, activists are demanding justice for Grenfell Tower fire victims as part of a broader agenda to narrow economic and racial divides.
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Companies Can Either Make Things Or Make CEOs Rich

Making breakthroughs for consumers is hard, companies have found. But making fortunes for CEOs is easy.
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Honor Juneteenth by Closing the Racial Wealth Divide

Even over 150 years after slavery, black families still lag centuries behind whites in household wealth.
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Who's To Blame for Inequality?

Deep pockets are pushing to place the blame on firms that can't keep up with the top 5% of companies, and want to see labor rights slashed accordingly.
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How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists

Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era.
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The Growing Problem of Hidden Wealth

The more wealth the super rich pile up, new research details, the more taxes they maneuver to evade.
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Corporate Allies in Washington Take Aim at CEO Pay Reform

Despite a growing consensus that corporate CEOs are overpaid, Washington's CEO Pay Apologists Club mobilizes to strike down executive pay reforms.
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Illinois is Tired of Carrying the Carried Interest Loophole

After two years without a budget, the Illinois state senate moves to close a tax loophole that cost the state billions.
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How Extreme Inequality Breeds Contempt for the Vulnerable

We need to do more than assail the heartless new Trump budget. We need to understand its roots in our chronic and continuing inequality.
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