BOSTON—After hearing Ralph Nader discuss his new book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us, at an event here Friday night, a man expressed the concern many Nader supporters felt upon reading the book’s title. Only the rich? A book about [...]
Aired on 20 October. Linked from Bloomberg. An interview with Wealth for the Common Good co-founder Chuck Collins on Bloomberg’s Inside Look.
Sometimes you can’t declare victory until the other side concedes defeat. That’s what happened Monday in the decade-long struggle over the future of the federal estate tax, our nation’s only levy on inherited wealth. The coalition of corporate lobbyists and [...]
Diogenes, the famed beggar-philosopher of ancient Greece, supposedly roamed the streets of Athens, lamp in hand, trying to find an honest man. Chuck Collins, the politically liberal heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, is engaged in a more curent Diogenian [...]
“Raise my taxes,” says millionaire Chuck Collins. The scion of the Oscar Mayer family supports a House panel’s healthcare plan that would boost taxes for families earning more than $350,000 a year. He also advocates ending the Bush tax cuts [...]
Also published in The Progressive, The Vindicator, Press of Atlantic City, Colorado Daily, National Post (Canada) and Financial Post (Canada). In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about raising taxes on the wealthy. As a higher-income person [...]
Aired on 10 August 2009. Linked from Stand UP! with Pete Dominick. John Burbank, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle and member of Wealth for the Common Good talks about the campaign with Pete Dominick on the [...]
Aired 29 July 2009. Linked from FOXBusiness.com. Watch the clip. Wealth for the Common Good member Eric Schoenberg, professor at Columbia Business School, talks with Neil Cavuto about our campaign.