Can Income Inequality be Reversed?
Chuck Collins, author and inequality activist, will speak on reversing inequality Monday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Damon Hall in Hartland, Vermont.
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, Chuck Collins, Oscar Mayer heir and co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, will discuss our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth. It limits our ability to address crises like climate change. It creates a world that no one, not even the rich, will ultimately want to live in. He busts myths that define our views of rich and poor. He will offer a fresh take on local and national solutions to build bridges between the 99% and the 1%.
Chuck Collins grew up in the one percent, gave his inheritance away at 26, and became one of the nation’s leading thinkers and activists on solving inequality. His books include“Born on Third”, 99 to 1,Wealth and the Commonwealth.His articles appear inThe Nation, The American Prospect and numerous other magazines and news outlets.
“This empowering light [“Born On Third Base] into a brighter future is a narrative you won’t want to miss. Chuck Collins walks the talk and can motivate, if anyone is able to, the super rich to fund systemic drives for change.”—Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, author and lawyer.