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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Why Do So Many Super Rich Despise the Poor?

Donald Trump's put-down of Puerto Ricans reflects a mindset that has long afflicted the awesomely affluent.

Teachers Shouldn't Have to Panhandle to Prep for a New School Year

The rich who run America's retail empires are conniving to slash the tax revenue that goes to America's public schools.
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The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump’s CEO Councils

It took months of activist pressure for Trump's billionaire backers to finally back away from him.
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The Alt-Right and the 1%

When President Trump equated white supremacists with anti-racism protesters, he was sending a message to the thugs in the streets and to some in executive suites.
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Stop the Buzz Killing Beer Barons

Two conglomerates control 90 percent of the beer market, and that's costing you bucks.
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The Clever Games Tax ‘Reformers’ Play

Will corporate tax receipts increase under the Trump tax plan? Will the income individuals report decline? Only one thing is sure: The rich will come out ahead.
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No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down

Enrollment rates are still higher for whites than blacks or Latinos. Now is the worst time to roll back affirmative action.
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Why Martin Shkreli Won’t Be the Last Pharma Bro

How Shkreli got rich in the first place remains not just legal but celebrated.
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Rising Angst Among Defenders of Overpaid CEOs

Efforts to repeal CEO-worker pay ratio disclosure continue, but the odds of success are growing longer.
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Don’t Lie to Poor Kids About Why They’re Poor

Those at the bottom — and the top — deserve to know why their experiences are so different.
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A Private-Sector Case Against Exploitation

In his new book, Peter Georgescu argues that capitalists have a vested interest in curbing wealth inequality.
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Democrats' 'Better Deal' Isn't Much Better

Working Americans are hungering for a policy agenda daring enough to take on corporate greed. The Democratic Party's “Better Deal” isn't that.

8 Lessons U.S. Progressives Can Learn From the U.K. Labour Party

As of mid-July, Labour is 8 percentage points ahead of the Conservatives. Here’s how they did it.
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On 'The World' the Wealthy Cut Themselves Off from the 'Real World'

Is the world's finest floating luxury condo complex the ultimate human experience or is it another sure sign of an economic order gone hopelessly haywire?
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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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In the News

Trump Says A Corporate Tax Cut Would Create More Jobs

Insurance News Net | September 30, 2017

Corporate Tax Cuts Don't Mean More Jobs

BuzzFlash | August 30, 2017

Opinion: The deep, deep cynicism of ‘tax reform’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | August 30, 2017