Chuck Collins and Sylvia Allegretto explore what is driving American income inequality and how to bridge the widening gap. Collins is the co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good and founder of the Patriotic Millionaires. His latest book is 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It. Allegretto is co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC Berkeley. She has co-authored several editions of The State of Working America, and she researches low-wage labor markets, inequality, and minimum wages.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.