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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

Commentary
11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry
July 24 - Our current economy, based on insatiable extraction and consumption, is simply unsustainable - for the planet as well as for us.

Column
Making Hurricane Preparedness Fun...and Delicious
June 20 - The Jamaica Plain New Economy transition town has found that pie parties are a good way to get more people interested in disaster preparedness.

Essay
The New Politics of Inherited Advantage
May 28 - In a tough economy with dwindling social supports, children of privilege have a bigger head start than ever.

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