Billionaire Wealth Increases By Over Half Trillion Dollars During The Pandemic | Chuck Collins
In this interview with author, co-editor of Inequality.org and Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies Chuck Collins, we examine the latest wealth gains made by billionaires during the pandemic. In addition we analyse the underlying mechanisms that are leading to such gains and thereafter discuss the role of philanthropy within this context.
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He is author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green). His new book, Is Inequality in America Irreversible? is published by the Oxford, UK-based Polity Press.
He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation. This network merged in 2015 with the Patriotic Millionaires.