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 […]
I recently got a chance to co-facilitate a workshop designed by Wealth for the Common Good (they’re organizing rich people to fight for fairer tax policy) about wealth, taxes, and inequality. It was an awesome workshop and gave me the […]
Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and the world’s second richest man, told Senate Democrats that wealthy Americans need to pay higher taxes, giving Democrats something to mull as they address healthcare reform and soaring federal deficits. Senate Democrats met with […]
Originally aired 5 August. Linked from Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Listen to the full segment here. By Irwin Gatz The White House has been pressured this week into affirming it does not plan to raise taxes on anyone earning less […]
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 […]
Upper-income earners who actually want to pay higher taxes have launched a public campaign calling for an immediate rollback of the tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush. The group, which calls itself Wealth for the Common Good, believes […]