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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

Blog
John Faraci, International Paper -- Corporate Tax Dodger
September 6 - International Paper CEO John Faraci received a 75 percent pay hike in 2010. He pocketed $12.3 million.

Op-Ed
CEOs Rewarded for Corporate Tax Dodging
September 5 - Shareholders should reward CEOs for building better products or delivering better services, not for accounting gymnastics that game their tax bills down. Published in The (Los Angeles, CA) Bell Gardens Sun and Progressive Charlestown (RI).

Blog
A Response to Disputes by Corporations over our Methodology
September 2 - Since the release of Executive Excess 2011, several of the corporations included in our study have raised questions about our methodology. Here's our response.

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