January 25, 2017 | Trump's voters didn't vote to make the richest richer, but the Republican Congress is about to.
About 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.
Articles by Chuck Collins
December 21, 2016 | When billionaires write charitable gifts off their taxes, the rest of us pick up the tab.
November 16, 2016 | With a little good faith, liberals and conservatives can work together to tackle the real issues putting the American Dream out of reach.
November 2, 2016 | The strength of our civic life depends on what we do outside elections.
September 28, 2016 | The stories politicians tell about their successes matter — including the ones they omit.
September 14, 2016 | From Standing Rock North Dakota to Kentucky, residents are fighting big oil and gas.
August 10, 2016 | It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today.
July 20, 2016 | We're witnessing accelerating advantages for the affluent and compounding disadvantages for everyone else.
May 18, 2016 | The system is trying to squeeze you harder than any generation before you.
December 2, 2015 | These 400 billionaires are wealthier than 190 million of their fellow Americans.
August 19, 2015 | Our campaign finance system isn’t just sending us toward a new Gilded Age — it’s a new Platinum Age.
April 8, 2015 | America’s billionaires minimize their tax burdens, making the rest of us pick up their tab.
March 11, 2015 | Indebted students are a force to be reckoned with.
January 7, 2015 | For generations, white households have enjoyed far greater access to wealth and security than their black counterparts.
November 12, 2014 | A tax on inherited wealth could eliminate student debt while reducing growing inequality.