About Chuck Collins




Chuck Collins is an organizer, storyteller, agitator, and writer.  He is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he works on issues of wealth inequality, community resilience building, and the transition to a new economy.  He writes for a variety of publications including YES Magazine, The American Prospect, The Nation, and blogs here at ChuckCollins7.com.

He lives in the urban Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain where he is community gardener, transition activist and local guy. He spends some time at his off-the-grid cabin outside Brattleboro, Vermont.

Collins is co-founder of several organizations including Wealth for the Common Good, the Other 98%, and United for a Fair Economy. See his organizational connections here.

He is co-author of several books, including, with Bill Gates Sr., Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes, and with Mary Wright, The Moral Measure of the Economy.  His most recent book is 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It. See his books here.