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Keynote Speaker - Chuck Collins

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7 PM, Dimnent Memorial Chapel

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good and is coeditor of He is cofounder of the Patriotic Millionaires. Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green, Fall 2016)

Collins is a storyteller and organizer best known for his efforts to bridge the stuck national debate about wealth inequality and taxes. He is co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., ofWealth and Our Commonwealth: Why American Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.  He is co-author with Mary Wright of The Moral Measure of the Economy (Orbis 2008), about Christian ethics and economic life.  His most recent book is 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.

He has a BA in History and Economics from Hampshire College and an Masters in Science and Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University.




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