Mission: To provide information and insights about economic inequality for readers ranging from educators and journalists to activists and policy makers.
Background: A project of the Institute for Policy Studies since 2011, Inequality.org has been tracking inequality-related data, news, and views for nearly two decades with a focus on the question: What can we do to narrow the staggering economic inequality that so afflicts us in almost every aspect of our lives? The organization's research, books, and policy development work cover topics ranging from state and local policy initiatives to reduce inequality; to the need to reforming top-heavy philanthropy; to the intersectionality of race, caste, and class in perpetuating social and economic inequalities.
Outstanding web features: The Inequality.org website provides a snapshot of six categories of economic inequality — income inequality, wealth inequality, global inequality, inequality and health, racial economic inequality, and gender economic inequality — highlighting factors and trends driving each type of inequality as well as key data and statistics. For example, the page on income inequality in the United States includes charts showing trends in income concentration and investment growth, widening wage inequality, and CEO-worker pay gaps. The "facts" on racial economic inequality also includes a discussion of racial inequality and COVID-19, with data on racial disparities in the rates of COVID-related hospitalizations, deaths, and job losses as well as ability to work from home.
Visitors to the site can search across all research reports and commentary, blog posts, external news items, and other resources by topic, such as philanthropy, hidden wealth, income distribution, and solutions. The site also provides lists of organizations focused on issues of income and wealth distribution, including think tanks, academic centers, public interest groups, and organizing projects.