September 24, 2014 | We're igniting some Wall Street heat.
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
July 30, 2014 | Congress should reinforce the inheritance tax, not scrap it.
May 21, 2014 | In his surprise best-seller, Thomas Piketty warns that growing wealth inequality will have a corrosive impact on our democratic institutions.
April 9, 2014 | Billionaires are exploiting a tax break to pass their fortunes along to their heirs and laying the groundwork for dynasties.
September 25, 2013 | Robert Reich's new film Inequality for All exposes America's growing wealth disparities.
May 29, 2012 | The telecommunications giant twisted the truth when it said it wanted to set the record straight in the Record-Journal
May 14, 2012 | Founder Amadeo P. Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities.
April 30, 2012 | Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility.
April 2, 2012 | The people aren't powerless in the face of extreme inequality.
October 10, 2011 | When thinks tanks from the left and the right agree on something, Congress should pay attention.
October 4, 2011 | There's nothing holding back the corporations demanding another tax holiday from investing in America right now.
September 5, 2011 | Shareholders should reward CEOs for building better products or delivering better services, not for accounting gymnastics that game their tax bills down.
August 31, 2011 | CEOs are routinely rewarded for tax-dodging gymnastics.
July 25, 2011 | If the companies that offshore their profits and design tax scams paid their fair share, we might not have a budget crisis.
June 9, 2011 | He sure knows how to mark an anniversary