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Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org, and is author of the new book, "Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good."  He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, recently merged with the Patriotic Millionaires. He is co-author of "99 to 1: The Moral Measure of the Economy" and, with Bill Gates Sr., of "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes."

Articles by this author

 

Responding to Concerns About the Emergency Charity Stimulus Proposal

Make no mistake: this pandemic is the "rainy day" DAFs and foundations have been saving for.

Chuck Collins ·


A Third of U.S. Billionaire Wealth Gains Since 1990 Have Come During Pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.

Chuck Collins ·


Global Billionaire Wealth Increases to $4 Trillion During Pandemic

The cost of vaccinating the world is estimated at $141.2 billion.

Chuck Collins ·


To Fix the Nation's Woes, Tax Wealth

Members of the billionaire class have used their clout to rig the economy in their favor. A wealth tax could begin to reverse four decades of extreme inequality and build an economy that works for everyone.

Chuck Collins ·


Sanders Estate Tax Bill Shuts Down Wealth Hiding Loopholes

The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate takes shot across the bow of the wealth defense industry.

Chuck Collins ·


10 Biggest Pandemic Profiteers

One year after the Covid-19 pandemic began, U.S. billionaires have made out like gangbusters at the expense of workers.

Chuck Collins ·


The Rich Are Not Remotely Paying Their Fair Share

The share of the nation’s wealth pie owned by the richest 0.01 percent has quadrupled over the last 70 years. Their percent of the total tax obligation has stayed the same. What’s wrong with this picture?

Bob Lord ·


COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Extreme Levels of Inequality. It’s Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax

The US's billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty.

Chuck Collins ·

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