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Chuck Collins
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Inequality and the Common Good

chuck@ips-dc.org
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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
Corporate Freeloaders Make Taxpayers Pick up the Tab
September 1 - A troubling number of U.S. corporations behave as moocher guests at our national cafeteria. Published in The (Racine, WI) Journal Times.

Interview
Democracy Now!: Study Reveals 25 Top Firms Pay More to CEOs than in Taxes [VIDEO]
September 1 - Discussing the findings of our report, and answering questions about what comes next.

Blog
Big Bucks to Dodge Taxes
September 1 - When tax shelters allow CEOs to take home more in pay than their entire company pays in taxes, something is very wrong.

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