Inequality and the Common Good
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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.
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
September 25 - 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.
11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry
July 24 - Our current economy, based on insatiable extraction and consumption, is simply unsustainable - for the planet as well as for us.
Making Hurricane Preparedness Fun...and Delicious
June 20 - The Jamaica Plain New Economy transition town has found that pie parties are a good way to get more people interested in disaster preparedness.