A Chicago-based activist who has overcome mental health challenges is helping to lead a battle for moral tax and spending policies at the state and federal levels.
A new report explains how states and cities can use renewable portfolio standards and shared solar programs to reduce the power of fossil fuel corporations and lift up low-income households.
Grassroots activists are taking the tax justice fight to Goldman Sachs, demanding that Wall Street start paying its fair share. Goldman has dodged over $5 billion in taxes over recent years.
With national policy likely to compound the income and wealth gap in the coming years, states and localities are fighting back, exploring a new pay ratio politics that’s taking on executive pay excess.
Renew Oregon is advancing innovative climate justice proposals, building on a legislative victory to expand the state’s use of renewable energy, with strong benefits for low-income consumers.
As a leftist presidential candidate surges in the polls with a hard line on combating inequality, the man once considered a strong frontrunner is struggling to win support beyond elites.
The concentration of America’s wealth may be reaching a point, Thomas Piketty’s work suggests, where any further gains for the top 1 percent will come at the direct expense of everyone else.
New research points to globalization as a key driver of labor’s declining share of national income, particularly in developing countries.
Want to understand today’s black-white wealth gap in the United States? Don’t miss Inequality.org contributor Antonio Moore’s new one minute tutorial.
A new book by the veteran Brandeis University scholar Thomas Shapiro explores how America’s wealth gap destroys social mobility, deepens the racial divide, and endangers our future.
In response to enormous public pressure, lawmakers have rejected appeals by global corporations and voted to protect the country’s people and water supply by banning metallic mining.
City and state governments can take action to help combat hiring practices that perpetuate inequality in wage levels between men and women.
A new campaign is rising up to “Trump-proof Seattle” with an innovative city-level solution that will tax the rich to address the deep problems the administration’s proposed budget cuts create.
Developing countries will likely lose the most from accelerated automation, a dynamic that will exacerbate our global inequalities, notes the executive director of the South Centre think tank.
A new report analyzes the cost of removing Obamacare limits on the tax deductibility of executive compensation, based on pay data at the top five health insurance companies in the United States.
The isolation of domestic workers laboring for wealthy families can leave them vulnerable to a broad range of abuses. A new report tracks the stories of over 100 domestic workers.
The rapid expansion of the Wall Street bonus pool over the past few decades has contributed to race and gender inequality. Since 1985, the nominal value of the average Wall Street bonus has jumped 890 percent.
The glossy facade of economic progress is propped up by a brick-making industry notorious for extreme an widespread worker exploitation. Some kiln workers essentially fare little better than prisoners.
In the face of Republican attacks, Denise Nappier is defending a U.S. law requiring corporations to disclose their CEO-worker pay gaps, arguing it will provide valuable information for investors.
We ought to see the safety net as the web of institutions and services that benefit all members of a given society while building bonds of community and cross-cultural connection.
Shifting power from countries to corporations in trade negotiations hurts both people and the planet. Will the president’s trade agenda put workers’ rights ahead of profit and plunder?
Your wealth isn’t going to save you from the social collapse you fear. Your only real solution: Bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
The data is in: Shared growth, not top-heavy growth, helps the poor. The real income of the bottom 50 percent in America declined by 1 percent between 1978 and 2015, amid a growing U.S. economy.
A veteran executive compensation analyst provides some valuable ammunition for shareholder activists fighting to crack down on America’s excessive executive pay.
The newly created Resist365 is taking aim at the inequality-expanding agenda of the new Trump administration — and in the process inspiring a new generation of progressive leadership.
Ignore all the hyping about Dow 20,000 and other market gyrations. Only the affluent are really benefiting from rising share prices. About 40 percent of all stock belongs to the top 1 percent.
Infrastructure spending should benefit the public good, but Donald Trump’s approach to fixing our roads and bridges benefits wealthy private interests at the expense of the rest of us.
A Connecticut state legislator explains why she’s fighting for fair taxation of hedge fund managers. Her proposed new legislation, part of a regional effort, would ax the notorious carried interest loophole.
An arm of the British agency supposedly devoted to development has invested in luxury hotels and gated communities, all the while funneling profits into the pockets of top executives.
After years of red tape, a homeowner realized the Treasury nominee’s bank was bent on foreclosing on her home.
African-Americans have saved significantly less for retirement than whites, a disparity that reflects the ongoing systemic disadvantages many black wage earners in the United States face.
The banking giant OneWest, under the lucrative management of Donald Trump’s treasury secretary nominee, turned this Nevada homeowner’s American Dream into a nightmare.
Never mind the White House. What many black people still long for is any house at all. More than half of African Americans don’t own their own homes. Federal policies help explain why.
With political and business elites gathering for their annual retreat in Davos, a coalition of international groups is launching a series of efforts to battle the great economic divides these elites foster.
Those who defend extreme inequality by arguing against complete equality are trying to divert our attention from the questions that matter. The New York Times has just handed us another prime example.
Billionaire philanthropists are combining outsized political contributions with the glow of their reputations as selfless doers-of-good. They have the wherewithal to hammer away at pet policies ad infinitum.
Expanding, not cutting, the social safety net remains the key to creating a more just and peaceful society. But safety nets, the evidence shows clearly, wither in deeply unequal nations.
A new Institute for Policy Studies report reveals a wide divide in retirement assets between America’s top CEOs and average Americans. Chalk that gap up to rules rigged against workers.
Sam Polk had a cushy hedge fund job worth potentially hundreds millions of dollars. His new book outlines his rags-to-riches climb — and what happened next.
Activists are pushing for affordable housing in a city where prices have spiked for various reasons, including foreign residents buying luxury second homes.