Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Chuck Collins - The Case for Taxing the Wealthy

Yes! Magazine posted this TED Talk by Chuck Collins - he argues that the rich did not get to be rich all on their own, so they owe it to the society to pay a little more taxes than the not wealthy. Works for me.

The Case for Taxing the Wealthy

The 1% didn’t get there by themselves. Chuck Collins offers a TED Talk on why the wealthy should pay it forward.

Chuck Collins TED still

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and author of several books including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity as well as Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes, which he co-wrote with Bill Gates Sr.

In October 2011 he participated in a TEDx event at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he spoke about the importance of taxing the wealthy.

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