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Feb252019

Ep.03/19: How InEquality Hurts Everybody—Talking with Chuck Collins of the InEquality Project

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Over the last few decades 15% of U.S. wealth has been transferred from 99% of the populace to 1%. The 2018 tax revisions continue that trend—something many of us will notice as we file 2018 tax returns. In this moment of GREAT INEQUALITY, we’re excited that we get to share the voice and thought of Chuck Collins with our listeners. I (Lee) first became familiar with him through the book, Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Change, co-authored by Chuck in 2000. Then I was greatly impacted by a book he wrote with Felice Yeskel, Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity (2005). That book so clearly explains how the economic system can lessen the economic divides in our society and how it can increase them. Subsequently, I established a relationship with Chuck at the Solidarity Economic Forum in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2009. When I wrote my first book, Blinded by Progress, Chuck agreed to write the “Foreword.” I’m grateful for that.

As Program Director of InEquality and the Common Good, a part of the Institute for Policy Studies, Chuck edits the “Inequality This Week” eNewsletter. In fact, a good way to appreciate why Chuck can speak with authority to inequality and the racial wealth divide is to scan titles of his writings.

BONUS Podcast! Alternative Radio: Economic InEquality Kills—Stephen Bezruchka

Also WORTH READING: YES! Magazine #88, Winter, 2019—“5 Opportunities to Solve Inequality”

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Earlier Episodes

Ep. 02/19—No! to Factory Farms—Talking with Adam Mason of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Be sure to listen to this podcast. Adam links our food choices to the factory farms which highlight deep ecological and economic problems with the global food supply system, a complex system that starts on farms and finds its way to our plates.

Ep. 01/19—Immigration and Borders: Horrors, Opportunities, and Needs—Talking with Jimmy Marcelin

This January podcast features an interview with Jimmy Marcelin, the playmaker at Safe Harbors, San Diego, where 100 to 300 immigrants arrive daily after crossing the busiest border crossing in the world, the Tijuana to San Diego crossing. In addition to ICE’s inhumane and atrocious activities, they also process some people who have papers or seek asylum. Some of these people, ICE delivers to Safe Harbors.

The Common Good Podcast #102FAIR TRADE in Schools and Congregations (12/1/18)

This episode features Lee’s conversation with Anne Pacheco and Diane Hartley on how they brought the Fair Trade Campaigns to their school and congregation—St Martin of Tours, LaMesa, California.

For most of us the news about free trade agreements, tariffs and trade wars feel quite beyond our control. But in this podcast we talk about a different paradigm of trade, and it’s the kind of trade over which we have lots of control.

The Common Good Podcast #101The Power of Small, Jubilee Circles to Bring Change in Mexico (11/1/18)

Ep.03/19: How InEquality Hurts Everybody—Talking with Chuck Collins of the InEquality Project

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