Chuck Collins believes that extreme wealth inequality and our global ecological crisis are bad for everyone, including those with great wealth. He invites all of us — but especially the wealthy of the United States — to come home, deepening a stake in the common good and deploying time, social networks, and wealth to fixing the future.

Chuck Collins is an organizer, storyteller and writer based at the Institute for Policy Studies where he coordinates the Program on Inequality and the Common Good (see www.inequality.org). Raised in the 1 percent, he is co-founding board member of the Patriotic Millionaires (www.patrioticmillionaires.org) and Class Action (www.classism.org), and author of several books including, with Bill Gates Sr., ‘Wealth and Our Commonwealth’ and ‘The Moral Measure of the Economy.’

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