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Inequality and the Common Good

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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

Occupy DC: My Speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
October 6 - The chamber helps the "built-to-loot" companies.

America Loses: Corporations That Take "Tax Holidays" Slash Jobs
October 4 - Some of America's most flush corporations are demanding a tax holiday on their profits sitting offshore. But the last holiday produced a nasty hangover. Published in Reuters and The Hill and CNBC and Democracy Now! and Daily Kos and Fox Business News and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and The Charlotte Observer and Forbes and The Newark Star-Ledger and Politico.

Uncle Sam Should Support Built-to-Last Companies, Not Built-to-Loot Enterprises
October 4 - There's nothing holding back the corporations demanding another tax holiday from investing in America right now. Published in AlterNet and Common Dreams and Truthout.

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