The excerpt for reads:

Questions on economic, social, racial, gender and any other forms of political inequality, or political topics related to such inequalities.

While the excerpt for reads:

Use for questions related to income-inequality and its causes, political effects, or potential solutions.

It appears to me that the "income inequality" of may be no different than the "economic inequality" of .

If there were a finer line to distinguish between the two tags, there are enough questions of each to keep separate tags; otherwise could be made a synonym of .

Are both and necessary or should they be merged? (Please include any suggestions for amending the tag excerpts, if separate tags are to be maintained.)

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I'd say should be merged into . If someone wishes to specify that the type of inequality relates to wages then they can include the tag as well. Before merging I suggest we go through the questions to see if the tag should be added.

That combination of and already happened a few times: here and here.

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    A review of both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags is necessary. The oldest question for [inequality] is about "income inequality" and not tagged [income].
    – Rick Smith
    Dec 9, 2021 at 20:42
  • I have completed my review of [income-inequality]. I'll interleave my review of [inequality] with other tags I'm reviewing (over 200 questions).
    – Rick Smith
    Dec 18, 2021 at 2:56
  • @RickSmith nice, I'll do the tag merge in a bit. As for this question, shouldn't the [income] tag be added there?
    – JJJ Mod
    Dec 18, 2021 at 3:11
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    I saw the question to be more about [taxes]; but I see that perhaps [income] would be fine. I changed the tags.
    – Rick Smith
    Dec 18, 2021 at 3:19
  • We need to create tag wealth in addition to the existing tag income, to properly tag income inequality and wealth inequality. These are related but different, and this difference may be salient sometimes. Dec 21, 2021 at 16:08
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    @TimurShtatland - I have asked about creating a [wealth] tag. See: politics.meta.stackexchange.com/q/6109/26455
    – Rick Smith
    Dec 23, 2021 at 2:42

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