Why is there No Class Warfare in the US? American Exceptionalism and Inequality
Chuck Collins, co-founder and Program Director of United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth
Description: In this talk, Collins discusses the economic impact of the (then) proposed and (now) passed into law Bush tax cut, and issues around distribution of wealth. United for a Fair Economy is a national non-partisan organization that draws attention to the dangerous consequences of growing income and wealth inequality in the US and inspires action to reduce economic inequality.
About the Speaker(s): Chuck Collins is the co-founder and Program Director of United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth in Boston. He is co-author of several books about economic inequality including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity. His latest book, co-authored with William Gates, Sr., is Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes (2003). Mr. Collins holds a B.A. in History & Economics from Hampshire College (1984) and an M.B.A. in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College (1987).
Host(s): Office of the Provost, Program on Human Rights and Justice
Tape #: #T15754
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