Chuck Collins is the Director of IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good where he co-edits Inequality.org. His latest book is Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green).

He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including the report, “Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy” (Next System Project).

Other books include: 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. His next book, Is Inequality in America Irreversible, will be published in March 2018 by the UK-based Polity Press.

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

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The GOP's Tax Breaks for the Private Jet Set

The GOP tax bill carves out special provisions for private jet owners, while their budget plan doubles fees for commercial passengers.
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She's The Poster Child for Estate Tax Repeal, but Her Sad Family Saga Doesn't Add Up

Noem perpetuates the “estate tax hurts farmers” argument using her life experience. The story she tells, however, does not line up with some very basic tenets of the tax code.
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Kristi Noem Is Cashing Millions in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies While Claiming the Estate Tax Hurt Her Family

The South Dakota Congresswoman sits on the Congressional conference committee hashing out the final version of the Republican tax bill. Whose interests is she serving?

New Report Underscores Massive Tax Giveaways to Private Jet Set

The Private Jet Industry Spent $56 Million Dollars to Lobby Congress to Save More than $1 Billion in Taxes for America’s Most Affluent Fliers

Report: High Flyers 2017

How the private jet lobby shifts costs to the rest of us, threatens our security, and fuels a warming planet.
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The GOP Tax Bill Does Nothing to Address Our Racial Wealth Divide

Instead, they're prioritizing private jet ownership over home ownership.
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America’s Wealth Inequality Has Reached Staggering New Levels

Most concerning is the potential for these wealth hoarders to use their outsized bank accounts to buy outsized power over our government.
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Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett Are Wealthier Than The Bottom Half of the Country Combined

That’s three people versus about 160 million people.
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Stop Talking About ‘Winners and Losers’ from Corporate Tax Cuts

No working person should pay more to reward billionaires and corporate tax dodgers.
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There Can Be No Genuine Tax Reform Without Addressing Hidden Wealth

The recently leaked Paradise Papers underscore the need to crack down on tax dodging instead of passing another giveaway for the wealthy.
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Report: Billionaire Bonanza 2017

The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us
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An Independent Thinker’s Guide to the Tax Debate

There's a heist coming. Arm yourself with the facts.
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The GOP is Falsely Painting Farmers as the Face of the Estate Tax Repeal

Groups that represent real small farmers with tractors actually support estate tax reform.

INDIANA FARMER CAMPAIGNING WITH TRUMP TO REPEAL ESTATE TAX CASHED $3.3 M IN FARM SUBSIDY CHECKS

Research compiled by the Institute for Policy Studies reveals Kip Tom of Tom Farms is the 9th largest farm subsidy recipient in Indiana.

Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class

As our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it's also becoming poorer.

It's Not Too Late to Reverse the Road to Zero Wealth for Households of Color

No savings, investments or home equity. This economic dystopia looms for minority families, and so does a choice: Do we want America to be more like Brazil or Canada?

Report: The Road to Zero Wealth

How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class
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Stop the Buzz Killing Beer Barons

Two conglomerates control 90 percent of the beer market, and that's costing you bucks.
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Wall Street Loan Sharks Preying on Neighborhoods

Alumni of the Contract Buyers League regroup to fight back.

Report: Reversing Inequality

Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy

Program Director

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

chuck@ips-dc.org

617-477-8630 x311

Topics of Interest

Dynasty Trusts, Estate tax, Hidden Wealth, Inequality, New Economy, Offshore Taxes, Philanthropy, Progressive Populism, Racial Wealth Gap, Tax Reform, Tax subsidies