60 minutes | Feb 7th 2017

Born On Third Base: A One Percenter Makes The Case For Equality w/ Chuck Collins

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This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Chuck Collins of Inequality.org and the Institute for Policy Studies about his new book, "Born On Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home and Committing to the Common Good." Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/ About Our Guest: Chuck Collins was born on third base - an inheritor of his great-grandfather's meat-packing fortune - but chose to give it up at the age of 26 and dedicate his life to ending inequality. Today, Chuck is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS's Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, co-authored with Felice Yeskel. (New Press, 2005). He co-authored with Bill Gates Sr. Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation. His newest book, Born On Third Base, has recently been published. Related Links: Born On Third Base by Chuck Collins http://inequality.org/born-on-third-base/ Inequality.org http://inequality.org/ "Gilded Giving" Study on Charitable Inequality http://www.ips-dc.org/report-gilded-giving/ Chuck Collins and Dariel Garner on Love (and Revolution) Radio https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2016-04-12T14_00_00-07_00 David Bollier & the Commons on Love (and Revolution) Radio https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2016-03-22T14_00_00-07_00 Adam Horowitz & Cultural Democracy on Love (and Revolution) Radio https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2017-01-24T14_00_00-08_00 Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.org About Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timeline Rivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/
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