September 12, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
Reversing Wealth Inequality: The Case for Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home.
Collins is one of the foremost writers, researchers, and activists on economic inequality and its harmful effects. Born into the upper 1%, at the age of 26 he gave away his $500,000 inheritance and joined a commune. He has since devoted his life to bridging the economic divide by pioneering efforts to bring together billionaires, investors and business leaders to speak out against practices that create economic inequality.
Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and is the cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income individuals and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation. He writes for a variety of publications and is the author of nine books, including one with Bill Gates, Wealth and Our Commonwealth. His latest book is Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality.