With Congress deadlocked over the future of the Bush-era tax cuts, what are the prospects for progressive tax policies? How serious is the deficit issue – and what are progressive proposals to reduce it? What type of tax and revenue system will move us toward a new economy that reduces inequality and is ecologically sustainable?
Chuck Collins is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good and Business for Shared Prosperity, two national networks of business leaders, small business owners, and wealthy individuals concerned about tax fairness and shared prosperity. He is co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., of Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited wealth and preserving the federal estate tax. He is part of the Common Security Club network, and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy (IPS) where he directs IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good.
The following day, Tuesday December 14 at 7pm will be Common Security Clubs: Support Groups for Economic Hard Times; An Informal Discussion with Chuck Collins, located at a private home in San Francisco. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-477-8630 x307 for address information.
Too many people are facing the economic meltdown alone. How can we better prepare ourselves and our communities for economic and ecological change? Common Security Clubs (sometimes called “economic security support groups” or “resilience circles”) are one strategy for building personal and community resilience. Join us to discuss this emerging movement with Chuck Collins.