Two conglomerates control 90 percent of the beer market, and that's costing you bucks.
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.
Urban billionaires are trotting out the tractors and overalls in a bizarre effort to roll back their taxes.
There's actually trillions that could be used to fix our roads and schools. The wealthy just don't want you to know where it is.
But health care costs, not corporate taxes, are the real drain on the U.S. economy.
44 million households now hold student debt.
While billionaires get richer, most Americans lack the cash reserves to get through hard times.