Scott Klinger has been stimulating conversations on the role of corporations in society for more than three decades. As a former Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, he worked from the inside as a portfolio manager in the socially responsible investment industry and a consultant to one of the world’s largest corporations and from the outside as co-director of the Responsible Wealth project of United for a Fair Economy, research director for Corporate Accountability International, and tax policy director for the American Sustainable Business Council. Most recently, Scott was the Director of Revenue and Spending Policies at the Center for Effective Government.
The legislation gets rid of a manufactured financial burden that has threatened the ability of USPS to provide good jobs and universal service.
Turning up the spotlight on tax dodging by the wealthy would increase momentum for fair taxation to pay for needed public investments.
From the very start, the giant retailer’s business strategy has relied on dodging taxes and pocketing public subsidies.
USPS is a vital source of decent jobs for Black workers. It could also narrow the racial wealth divide by expanding financial services.
The Postmaster General’s actions are advancing two of President Trump’s goals: undermining confidence in vote by mail and laying a foundation for postal privatization.
Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.
Without rent and mortgage relief, millions of families and smaller landlords could lose their homes and businesses.
Only USPS has the capacity to provide the affordable delivery needed by our state, with its large share of senior and rural residents.
The 15 most rural states would face heavy blows to jobs, revenue, mail and package deliveries, and voting rights.
An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service’s ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal service.
As working families face rising retirement insecurity, CEOs enjoy platinum pensions.
Help us spread the word about our latest report, “A Tale of Two Retirements: As Working Families Face Rising Retirement Insecurity, CEOs Enjoy Platinum Pensions.”
How ending tax dodging by America’s electric utilities can help fund a job-creating, clean energy transition.
Five firms that are double dipping—taking government contracts and bailouts, while leaving ordinary families to pick up the tab.
Once a shining symbol of the success of the New Deal, today the Tennessee Valley Authority symbolizes the excesses of Corporate America.
New data provides a glimpse into the lives of the richest of rich—how the 400 highest earners make their money and pay their taxes.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “American taxpayers should never again be on the hook for lavish pay packages at bailed-out firms.”
Loophole allowed 10 companies to shave $180 million off their taxes for CEO pay last year.
A just-released report by the Center for Effective Government and the Institute for Policy Studies, A Tale of Two Retirements, is the first to provide detailed statistics on the staggering gap between the retirement assets of Fortune 500 CEOs and the rest of America.