We’re living through a period of extreme inequality, where the gap between rich and poor is at its greatest level since the Gilded Age a century ago. But our national conversation about how to address this challenge is equally polarized. Why is inequality growing? Why does it matter? What is the impact on community cohesion, business climate and our economy? How can we reverse inequality?
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep economic and racial wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their race, class and wealth at birth; limits our ability to address crises like climate change; and creates a world that no one, not even the rich, will ultimately want to live in.
In Born on Third Base, Collins busts the myths that define our views of rich and poor, and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future.