Inequality and the Common Good
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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.
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.
iHate Corporate Tax Dodgers: How Apple Avoids Paying its Fair Share
May 31 - Apple looks downright patriotic next to master tax dodgers like General Electric and Boeing, but it still pays far less than it should.
A Decade of Magical Tax-Cut Thinking
May 30 - The 2001 Bush tax cuts added $2.5 trillion to the national debt and disproportionately benefited the wealthiest households. Have we learned anything? Published in Common Dreams and The Winona (MN) Daily News and The Providence Journal.