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Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good (www.inequality.org). Chuck is also a 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.He is co-author of The Moral Measure of the Economy and with Bill Gates Sr. of Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 23, 2020 Billionaires Wealth Surges as Pandemic Continues
Between March 18th and April 23th, as more 26 million U.S. workers lost their jobs, the combined wealth of America's billionaires increased by $308 billion, a 10.5 percent increase. After a brief decline, the collective wealth of 614 U.S. billionaires has surpassed than their 2019 levels.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 2, 2012 The 99 Percent Spring
This spring, watch for millions of people in motion, participating in
protests at banks, outside lawmakers' offices, and in the streets. They'll be pressing for an economy that works for the 100 percent, not just the 1 percent. This is a healthy sign for our nation because it dramatizes that the people aren't powerless in the face of extreme inequality.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 20, 2011 A Tax Plan to Rally Around: The Buffett Rule
Wealth, by definition, is disproportionate fortune & priveledge. If you care about American democracy, the fight to tax the wealthy and close corporate tax abuses is your fight.