We’re living through a period of extreme inequality, where the gap between rich and poor is at its greatest level since the Gilded Age a century ago. But our national conversation about how to address this challenge is equally polarized. Why is inequality growing? Why does it matter? What can we do about it? Chuck Collins will discuss the impact of inequality on all that we cherish -- and the path forward to an economy that works for everyone.
All are welcome for this free discussion, sponsored by the Henniker Peace Community.
Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. Born into the “1 Percent,” he has devoted his life to bridging the economic divide, including a campaign to enlist over 3,000 multi-millionaires and billionaires to preserve the federal inheritance tax. He is co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., of Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why American Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes. Chuck’s most recent book is 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It. In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth, where he served as director until 2005. He is also cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good and the Patriotic Millionaires, two efforts to organize members of the “1 Percent” to advocate for fair tax policy.
Barbara French, 603-428-3366.