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Inequality Calendar

January

  • The World Economic Forum — the largest annual global assembly of corporate, financial, and governmental executives — convenes in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s forum has identified deepening income inequality as the number one significant trend to watch in 2015.
  • The Boston-based advocacy group United for a Fair Economy releases State of the Dream, an annual appraisal of American inequality published in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February

March

  • Forbes magazine publishes The World’s Billionaires, an annual ranking of the global super rich.
  • The New York State comptroller’s office releases its annual report on Wall Street bonuses.
  • The global property management firm Knight Frank releases its annual Wealth Report, an analysis of wealthy individuals worth over $30 million.

April

  • The New York Times and other major media outlets begin publishing the first round of annual CEO pay reports.
  • The AFL-CIO launches their annual Paywatch report on the gaps between CEO and worker pay and what to do about it.

May

  • Labor groups around the world celebrate May 1 as a day of struggle against inequality.

June

  • The Boston Consulting Group publishes its annual Global Wealth Report, a count of high-net-worth households.
  • Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management publish their annual World Wealth Report, a count of global millionaire individuals.

July

August

  • The Institute for Policy Studies publishes the annual Executive Excess executive pay report.

September

  • Forbes releases the annual Forbes 400 list of America’s richest.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau releases annual income data drawn from the Current Population Survey.
  • The German bank Allianz releases its Global Wealth Report, a look at net financial assets in over 50 nations.

October

  • The Credit Suisse Research Institute publishes its annual Global Wealth Report, a distributional analysis of world adult wealth.

November

  • The United Nations publishes the annual Human Development Report, a cross-country analysis across income and other social yardsticks.
  • The Swiss bank UBS and the Singepore-based Wealth-X release their annual World Ultra Wealth Report, a tally of global fortunes worth over $30 million.

December

  • Too Much, the Institute for Policy Studies commentary on excess and inequality, releases a list of America’s ten most greedy individuals of the year.