Chuck Collins

Director, Program On Inequality And The Common Good
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Chuck Collins is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits He is the great-grandson of meatpacker Oscar Mayer and gave away his inheritance at a young age. Chuck is an expert on U.S. inequality and the racial wealth divide and author of several books, including with Bill Gates Sr. of Wealth and Our Commonwealth, a case for taxing inherited fortunes. His new book, The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions, is about the wealth hiding industry.

He is a founding member of the Patriotic Millionaires. In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy (UFE) to raise the profile of the inequality issue and support popular education and organizing efforts to address inequality. He was Executive Director of UFE from 1995-2001 and Program Director until 2005.

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