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Author and activist, Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a campaigner and storyteller who has worked for decades on environmental and economic justice campaigns.  He is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits  He is cofounder of, a global movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions; and trustee of the Post-Carbon Institute and

His 2021 book, The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions (Polity), is about the wealth hiding industry. He is the author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green) and, with Bill Gates Sr., Wealth and Our Commonwealth (Beacon Press), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. 


He was featured in Sun Magazine and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Collins is an expert on U.S. inequality, community resilience, and the racial wealth divide. His is the author of numerous reports and several other books, including Is Inequality in America Irreversible? with Mary Wright, of The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life. He is a founding board member of the Patriotic Millionaires

He lives with his family in Southern Vermont.

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