Stories by Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and coeditor of His new book is Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green, Fall 2016). subscribe to Chuck Collins's feed

Posted on: Jul 18, 2017, Source: The American Prospect

Veterans of the Contract Buyers League hit the doors again.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2017, Source: Yes! Magazine

Modeled after the civil rights era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump era.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017, Source: OtherWords

Forty-four million households now hold student debt.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new report details the dangers of top-heavy philanthropy in an age of extreme inequality.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2016, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

I have no regrets. If anything, I feel liberated.

Posted on: May 18, 2016, Source: OtherWords

The system is trying to squeeze you harder than any generation before you.

Posted on: May 29, 2013, Source: The American Prospect

In a tough economy with dwindling social supports, children of privilege have a bigger head start than ever.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Here's what it's going to take to have a society where everybody prospers and get a fair shake, as this excerpt from Collins' book 99 to 1 explains.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Chuck Collins' new book '99 to 1' reveals how wealth inequality is wrecking everything.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Apple looks downright patriotic next to master tax dodgers like General Electric and Boeing, but it still pays far less than it should.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

This isn't a future you can, or should, face alone. How to make sure you don't have to.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What horrors will befall our nation's wealthy when one of the most bizarre twists in tax legislation in history comes to pass?

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Last Monday, a coalition of lobbyists and families finally gave up on trying to abolish the federal estate tax, the only tax on inherited wealth.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Billionaires' motto is: "If we’re not broke, don’t fix it."

Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Obama administration has watered down the rules on executive pay into mushy prescriptions that pose no real threat to the Big Boys' windfalls.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Few Americans realize just how incredibly little our nation's wealthy now pay in taxes. Our grandparents seriously taxed the rich. Why can't we?

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Some expert talking points on an economy in crisis.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What would FDR do if he were around to see AIG's bonus bozos spit in the face of the American taxpayer?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source:

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