The Case for Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy
It is clear that the U.S. needs to reduce government expenditures in a responsible way. But if our lens is entirely focused on the expenditure side of the equation, we're going to miss a huge part of the solution.
IPS expert Chuck Collins discusses an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy at TEDx.
Fixing and Expanding the Estate Tax: Intervening to Reduce Wealth Inequality
April 15, 2014 - Fixing the estate tax could be the single most important intervention in reducing wealth dynasties in the U.S. By Chuck Collins
White House Says Raising Tipped Wage Helps Women
March 27, 2014 - President Obama supports raising the tipped minimum wage and emphasizes that this move would help women, who make up the majority of tipped workers. By Betsy Wood
President Obama's Words on Inequality Are "Not Enough," Say Experts at Institute for Policy Studies
December 5, 2013 - 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. By Chuck Collins, Lacy MacAuley, Sam Pizzigati
The IRS at 100: How Income Taxation Built the Middle Class
October 2, 2013 - A century later, it's clear that taxing the rich is necessary instead of catastrophic. By John Buenker and Sam Pizzigati
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
September 25, 2013 - 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. By Chuck Collins
A Golden Rule that Might Chip Away at Inequality
September 25, 2013 - By making it mandatory for corporations to disclose the gap between what they pay their chief executives and most typical workers, the government will empower investors and consumers to compare individual corporations by their level of CEO greed. By Sam Pizzigati