A one percenter takes on inequality

born-on-thirdCan we suspend class war long enough to consider a new way forward? Chuck Collins, author of the book Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good, will give a talk on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Born into the “one percent,” Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. In this book, he uses his perspective from both sides of the traditional class warfare divide to look for new, transcendent ways forward. He invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder. A senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, Collins is also co-author of  Wealth and Our Commonwealth and The Moral Measure of the Economy, among others. Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and International Justice. RSVP requested.

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