Want to learn more about our extremely unequal world–and help advance the struggle for a more equal future? Here is a series of listings that can get you started.
Basic Web Portals
Several websites focus directly on the gap between the rich and everyone else. They feature everything from stats on our grand divide to the latest on anti-inequality action opportunities.
How unequal are we? Why does extreme inequality matter so much? Where can activists find tools for narrowing that inequality? This site, just created by the Working Group on Extreme Inequality, answers these questions and much more.
This information center for journalists, teachers, policy-makers and citizens features a wealth of facts and insights.
For more than a dozen years United for a Fair Economy has been helping community, labor and religious groups understand how inequality impacts us all. This site offers free inequality workshop materials and dissects the nation’s growing racial wealth divide.
Extreme Inequality News Updates
This free online weekly covers a wide swath of economic, political and cultural territory, from CEO pay battles and lifestyles of the rich and shameless to the latest research on how staggering income and wealth divides are impacting our health and our happiness. You can sign up to receive Too Much as a weekly e-mail.
One popular section of the AFL-CIO site, Executive PayWatch, lets you see how your take-home compares with what top corporate execs are making–and shares ideas on what you what can do to fight back for common sense on compensation.
The center regularly generates reports and analyses that relate the ongoing concentration of income and wealth in the United States to hard times for low- and middle-income American families.
Corporations have become a key engine for driving inequality, and the Center for Corporate Policy zeroes in on several inequality-related issues, including the battle against outrageous executive compensation.
This public-interest advocacy group has been battling tax giveaways to the rich for nearly three decades. Reports on the site detail how recent tax changes have helped create an ever more top-heavy society.