• Our Egalitarian Past

    Edward O'Donnell profiles the gifted thinker who led the struggle against concentrated wealth in the Gilded Age.
  • Two Egalitarian Spirits

    British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett have changed how we think about inequality.
  • The Corruption of Success

    Where wealth concentrates, Elizabeth Anderson reminds us, the wealthy will see most of the rest of us as failures.
  • Segregation’s New Look

    In our ever more unequal world, Stanford's Sean Reardon details, our rich live ever more apart from the rest of us.

Most Popular Articles

Tracking Inequality

A New Rationalization for Riches

Right-wingers are celebrating a deeply depressing new history of those rare moments where distributions of wealth have become significantly more equal.

February 17, 2017

How Inequality Hurts

A Flying Public Finally Erupts

America’s top airline execs have every incentive to treat average passengers as cattle and chattel. Could United’s now infamous aisle drag upset their gravy train?

April 12, 2017

Executive Pay

The Charities Making Inequality Worse

A growing number of executives at America’s ‘do-good’ nonprofits are doing much too good — for themselves — at paycheck time.

March 9, 2017

Defective Enterprises

The Railroad Robber Baron Returns

If you don’t pay me $300 million, the new CEO at CSX is threatening, I’ll let your workers keep their jobs. He means it. At his last CEO stop, Hunter Harrison cashiered 34 percent of another railroad’s workforce.

March 17, 2017

Taxing Progressively

Policing in America’s Plutocracy

The White House wants to see local cops cracking down on poor people who break federal laws on immigration. Why not a crackdown on the rich who scoff at tax laws?

February 22, 2017

Alternate Approaches

Donald Trump’s $100-Million Men

For us, another day, another dollar. For them, another day, another fortune. In Rhode Island, progressive lawmakers have an antidote to that avarice.

January 25, 2017

Quote of the Week

“We’re tired of CEOs raking in more and more, leaving our communities with less and less.”
Maria Elena Letona, executive director, Neighbor to Neighbor, People’s Action Founding Convention, April 23, 2017

Stat of the Week

The United States currently hosts 153 billionaires too poor to make it into the annual Forbes list of the nation’s richest 400.

Good Reads


The Rich Don’t Always Win. Really.

The Rich Don't Always WinToo Much editor Sam Pizzigati’s history of the forgotten triumph over America’s original plutocracy that created the American middle class.


How Our Inequality Limits Our Lives

This American Library Association “outstanding title” of the year explores the price we pay for massive inequality. Now available for reading online.


Understanding Our Acquisitive Society

Acquisitive SocietyBack in the 1930s, a University of Chicago project set out to list western civilization’s greatest books. Only one book by a living author, this one, made the cut.

Our Too Much commentaries now also appear regularly in the Inequality.org weekly newsletter. Ingequality.org Both Too Much and Inequality.org come to you from the Institute for Policy Studies.

In France, Echoes of a Daring FDR

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

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