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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

Inequality Report Card: Grading Congress on Inequality
October 3 - We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America's widening economic divide. Published in The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle and National Journal and The New Haven Register and Madville Times and Huffington Post and Common Dreams and Eagle Times (Alabama) and The Examiner and Mother Jones and PolicyMic and Facing South and ABC News and The Valley Advocate and 24/7 wall street and The Sidney (MT) Herald.

Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket
August 16 - How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay Published in CNBC and USA Today and The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune and ABC News and Think Progress and The Daily Mail and The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and Daily Finance and The Guardian and Venture Beat and The Takeaway and The Connecticut Mirror and The Nation and The Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star and Grand Junction Free Press and Capital Times and Japan Times and The New York Times and The Huffington Post and National Catholic Reporter.

Verizon Shortchanges the Facts
May 29 - The telecommunications giant twisted the truth when it said it wanted to set the record straight in the Record-Journal

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