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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

America Doesn't Need a Tax-Dodging Industry
July 25 - If the companies that offshore their profits and design tax scams paid their fair share, we might not have a budget crisis. Published in AlterNet and The Greece ( NY) Post.

Pawlenty's Tax Proposal Caters to the Richest Americans
June 9 - He sure knows how to mark an anniversary

Conversations with Great Minds Features Chuck Collins
June 8 - Income disparity in America has changed the country over the last half a century - a conversation about what has happened, and why it matters.

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