Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), where he directs its Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He co-edits the web resource, www.inequality.org, an online portal for analysis and commentary. An expert on U.S. inequality and the economic crisis, he is a member of the New Economy Working Group (www.neweconomyworkinggroup.org) and co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good (www.wealthforcommongood.org), a national network of business leaders, small business owners, and wealthy individuals concerned about tax fairness and shared prosperity.
Chuck is the author of 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It (Berrett Koehler Publishing, March 2012) and co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., of Wealth and Our Commonwealth (Beacon Press, 2003), which makes the case for taxing inherited wealth and preserving the federal estate tax. His other books include Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity (New Press, 2005) and The Moral Measure of the Economy (Orbis, 2005).