Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and founder of www.inequality.org. He is co-chair of Divest Invest Individual. His most recent book is Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Brining Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green).
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Portraits of the Near Poor
The gospel calls us to a “preferential option for the poor” to address the conditions of the 37 million adults and children who live in poverty in the United States.
Wal-Mart Goes to School
The Shame Deficit
Life on the Edge
More than four decades ago, Michael Harrington held a mirror up to Americas self-image of affluence with his searing picture of poverty, The Other America. Harringtons book was read widelyby President John Kennedy, among othersand fueled the moral and intellectual resolve behind the 1960s "war on poverty."
Shrink, Shift, Shaft
Bush's tax policy is aimed at drastically reducing government services and moving the tax burden to poorer wage-earners. The result: a case of "trickle-down injustice."
Tax the Rich?
William Gates Sr.—whose son is Microsoft founder Bill Gates—joins with co-author Chuck Collins to argue that the wealthiest among us have an obligation to pay their fair share.
Restoring Labor's Voice
And the Rich Get Richer
Who benefits from the tax cuts? (Hint: Not you.)