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Chuck Collins
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Inequality and the Common Good

chuck@ips-dc.org
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Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130


Inequality and the Common Good

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS's Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, co-authored with Felice Yeskel. (New Press, 2005). He co-authored with Bill Gates Sr. Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-author with Mary Wright of The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life.

He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation.

In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy (UFE) to raise the profile of the inequality issue and support popular education and organizing efforts to address inequality. He was Executive Director of UFE from 1995-2001 and Program Director until 2005.

Recent Work

Talking Points
Fixing and Expanding the Estate Tax: Intervening to Reduce Wealth Inequality
April 15 - Fixing the estate tax could be the single most important intervention in reducing wealth dynasties in the U.S.

Media Advisory
President Obama's Words on Inequality Are "Not Enough," Say Experts at Institute for Policy Studies
December 5 - President Obama’s remarks this week on inequality and economic mobility are on the right track but need to be followed by action, said experts Sam Pizzigati, editor of Inequality.org and IPS Associate Fellow, and Chuck Collins, director of the Inequality and the Common Good project at IPS.

Blog
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
September 25 - From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality.

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