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 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.

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The 99 Percent Spring

The people aren't powerless in the face of extreme inequality.
In "99 to 1," Chuck Collins pulls together detailed information about the 1 percent and the 99 percent in all realms of society, the causes and consequences of this deep inequality, and what can be done about it. His book provides answers to the growing population of everyday Americans who are paying closer attention to the 99 percent movement.

Traitors to Their Class

The Harvard students who occupied their campus are not betraying their class, but forming part of a long tradition of citizens with a conscience.

America Is Not Broke

How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure.

TEDx: Taxes on the Wealthy.

There is an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy.
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