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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The Walmart Tax

When you pay your workers so little, it's the American taxpayers who make up the gap. But how do we stop subsidizing wage theft?
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Envisioning a Post-Trump Future

A new book published by the Next Systems Project challenges us to think past today’s daily scandals to consider exactly what kind of society we want to live in.
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Wealthy Heir Says: "Tax Me!"

A beneficiary of family wealth speaks out against a Washington, D.C. proposal to pay for estate tax cuts by shortchanging public services.
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Inequality Makes Us Sad

The Great Recession, a new study shows, has driven the sharpest decline in reported happiness since researchers started collecting consistent data.
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Where Did Our Trade Unions Go?

In today’s ‘union-free’ environment, top corporate execs can pay themselves at levels their predecessors would have considered unimaginable.
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Reagan's Tax Reform Was A Bipartisan Effort of Surrender to America's Deepest Pockets

The Reaganites didn’t compromise away any of their core commitments. The Democrats did.
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Automation Kills Jobs and Brings Mass Poverty. Call That Progress?

The "One Rich Guy" who profits would.
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How Will the White House Try to Sell its Corporate Tax Cuts?

In real life, these lavish tax breaks for corporate titans have nothing to do with protecting the health and safety of American workers.
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The Myths Behind Inequality in Our Country

Imploring people to simply work harder ignores the fact that most jobs don’t pay enough to get ahead.

Can Economics Embrace Economic Justice?

A provocative speech implores mainstream economists to recognize the moral burden on economists
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Solar Energy Is An Equity Issue

A new report explains how states and cities can lift up low-income households through green energy initiatives.
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In French Presidential Race, Echoes of FDR's Income Cap

With a call for an income cap on society’s richest, a longshot presidential campaign has thrown a giant scare into the French political elite.

Local Action Pushes CEO-Worker Pay Gap Reform

With national policy likely to compound the income and wealth gap in the coming years, states and localities are fighting back.
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A Closer Look At Evictions Caused By Increased Housing Costs

An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable.
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Here's Your Diploma, Graduates — and Your Debt

44 million households now hold $1.4 trillion of student debt.
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Airlines Profit From 'Economy-Class' Misery

A deregulated industry made flying better—if you fly first-class. Otherwise, it's cruel.
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Fighting Financial Abuse in the Trump Era

A Wall Street reform organizer is encouraged by a surge of activism to protect consumers against the unregulated prepaid debit card industry.
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CEOs Now Make 300 Times More Than Their Workers. This City Is Putting a Stop to That.

Abandoned by Congress, Portland is putting an end to its staggering CEO-worker pay ratio.
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Marching for Trump Tax Transparency

Activists have organized Tax Day marches across the country to demand the release of Trump’s tax returns — and send a message about a tax system that enriches the wealthy.

Tightening the Strings on CEOs Jeopardizing Work Safety

Corporate CEOs are cheering a new White House executive order that lets them keep cheating on the taxpayer dime. But taxpayers may well be wising up.
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In the News

Millionaires to Trump: Keep Estate Tax

Public News Service | May 1, 2017

Why Trumpism Is Here to Stay

Washington Monthly | March 1, 2017

Making Black History in 2017

The Huffington Post | February 14, 2017

Political preferences override performance

Ceylon Today | January 30, 2017