Chuck Collins

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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 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.

He is co-author with Bill Gates Sr. of 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. This network merged in 2015 with the Patriotic Millionaires.

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.

Latest

Negative Wealth Matters

What the negative wealth at the bottom of the economic spectrum says about our overall economy matters deeply.

Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home!

Extreme wealth inequality and our global ecological crisis are bad for everyone, including the wealthiest one percent.

Have We Hit Peak Inequality?

These 400 billionaires are wealthier than 190 million of their fellow Americans.

Dorothy Day Economics

Why Pope Francis celebrated the life of Dorothy Day in his Capitol Hill address
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