By Chuck Collins, Omar Ocampo, Sara Mycklebust, Bianca Agustin, Jonathan Heller, Inequality.org
As of November 17, the combined wealth of 647 U.S. billionaires increased by almost $960 billion since mid-March, the beginning of the pandemic lockdown—an increase of nearly $1 trillion in less than a year
By Chuck Collins, The Guardian blog
We should reorient the rules governing taxes and charity to discourage the concentration of power and decision-making. Taxpayers should not subsidize private fortresses of wealth and power that will exist for generations, controlled by the same families and their professional advisers.
By Omar Ocampo, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Darrick Hamilton, Chuck Collins, Inequality.org
In our new report, White Supremacy is the Pre-existing Condition, we found that the concentration of wealth has surged during the pandemic, further exacerbating an already extreme racial wealth divide.
By Chuck Collins, Common Dreams
Presidential candidates should take a pledge: The middle class should not pay one dollar more in new taxes until the super-rich pay their fair share.
By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org
Six months ago you might have been hesitant to say the words. But thanks to a political season of bold ideas – and the furious response of the U.S. public to four decades of extreme inequalities of wealth and power – you can now utter the words in polite company. It is time to tax the very rich.
By Asher Miller, Rob Dietz, Jason Bradford, Chuck Collins, Resilience.org
Chuck Collins joins Asher, Rob, and Jason in Crazy Town to describe his startling journey from undercover trust fund kid to tireless campaigner for economic equality. Together they examine why Richie Rich, Donald Trump, Scrooge McDuck, and Jeff Bezos keep getting richer.
By Chuck Collins, Other Words
As the government shutdown drags on, the image of federal workers lining up at food pantries has dramatized just how many workers live financially close to the edge.
By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie, Sabrina Terry, Inequality.org
In light of Dr. King’s pursuit of economic justice, this report highlights how historic racial wealth disparities have been perpetuated and increased by the trend towards extreme inequality in the United States.