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.
Tax-Haven Abuse Film Hits the Fast Lane
January 26 - "We're Not Broke," the new documentary about tax-dodging corporations, premiered at Sundance.
Traitors to Their Class
December 21 - The Harvard students who occupied their campus are not betraying their class, but forming part of a long tradition of citizens with a conscience.
TEDx: Taxes on the Wealthy.
November 17 - There is an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy.