Chuck Collins

11/20/2014 - 2:43pm

    Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates.

    Not the Bill Gates you’re probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder’s dad. He was eager to speak out in support of the federal estate tax, our nation’s...

08/07/2014 - 3:12pm

    Real wages have stagnated for decades. Homeownership rates are down. College debt is weighing down young people entering the workforce. Millions of low-wage workers eke by on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

    As the American Dream slips away for millions of people in...

05/22/2014 - 6:00pm

    Don’t feel bad if you were busy and missed the buzz around the new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

    It’s not every day that a 685-page book about wealth inequality written by a French economist lands on best-seller lists next to Danielle Steele...

04/10/2014 - 12:21am

    If our leaders want to balance the budget, here’s a suggestion: Congress can scrap a new “Paris Hilton” giveaway that’s draining billions of federal tax dollars.

    This giveaway takes the form of a complex tax loophole designed to circumvent the...

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