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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

Fracking the IRS
August 31 - CEOs are routinely rewarded for tax-dodging gymnastics. Published in Truthout and Common Dreams and AlterNet.

Executive Excess 2011: The Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging
August 31 - CEOs rake it in while their corporations dodge taxes. Published in The Washington Post and The New York Times and MSN Money and Politico and The Kansas City Star and Bloomberg and AFL-CIO and The Nation - Editors Cut and Forbes and United Press International and Denver Post and The Street and Fire Dog Lake and The Atlantic and San Francisco Bay Guardian and Management Today and The Chicago Tribune and Salon.com and The Guardian and The Orlando Sentinel and Fortune and The New York Times and Time Magazine.

Letter to the Ed
High Business Costs a 'Curse'? Not if it Means the Wage Floor Rises.
August 28 - A letter to the editor in the Boston Globe emphasizes the benefits of reining in inequality.

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