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Chuck Collins
Director
Inequality and the Common Good

chuck@ips-dc.org
NE Office, 30 Germania, Building L
Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130


Inequality and the Common Good

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.

Recent Work

Op-Ed
Bank of America's Healthier Roots
May 14 - Founder Amadeo P. Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities. Published in The East Texas Review and YubaNet.

Interview
Chuck Collins on Marketplace
May 2 - The author of "99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It" talks about how the Obama administration deals with inequality, what social movements can do to make their voices heard, and what fellow 1% youth Mitt Romney was like.

Op-Ed
Shortchanging America
April 30 - Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility. Published in Progressive Charlestown (RI).

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