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.
Report Reveals Top CEOs Dodge Taxes on Nearly $9 Billion in Retirement Funds
Some executives can expect to receive monthly retirement checks larger than their workers’ median annual pay.
Report: S&P 500 Executives Have Stashed Nearly $9 Billion in Special Tax-Deferred Compensation Plans Not Available to Ordinary Workers
At Walmart, Home Depot, and 20 other low-wage employers, executives have accumulated enough funds in these exclusive accounts to generate monthly retirement checks larger than their workers’ median annual pay.
REPORT: A Tale of Two Retirements 2023
Our tax code helps CEOs retire in luxury while ordinary workers struggle. Here’s how to fix it.
Why the Just-Passed Postal Service Reform Act is Such a Big Deal
The legislation gets rid of a manufactured financial burden that has threatened the ability of USPS to provide good jobs and universal service.
President Trump Axed an IRS Report on the Richest 400 Americans. Let’s Bring It Back.
Turning up the spotlight on tax dodging by the wealthy would increase momentum for fair taxation to pay for needed public investments.
Jeff Bezos Should Have Thanked American Taxpayers for Paying for His Space Ride
From the very start, the giant retailer’s business strategy has relied on dodging taxes and pocketing public subsidies.
Black Families Have a Major Stake in the Future of the Postal Service
USPS is a vital source of decent jobs for Black workers. It could also narrow the racial wealth divide by expanding financial services.
Are USPS Cuts Motivated by Voter Suppression or Privatization — or Both?
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.
USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services
Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.
If Small Businesses Aren’t Essential, Neither Is Collecting Rent
Without rent and mortgage relief, millions of families and smaller landlords could lose their homes and businesses.
Maine Can’t Afford to Have the Postal Service Fail
Only USPS has the capacity to provide the affordable delivery needed by our state, with its large share of senior and rural residents.
Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest
The 15 most rural states would face heavy blows to jobs, revenue, mail and package deliveries, and voting rights.
How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis — And How to Fix it
An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service’s ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal service.
Report: A Tale of Two Retirements
As working families face rising retirement insecurity, CEOs enjoy platinum pensions.
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Utilities Pay Up
How ending tax dodging by America’s electric utilities can help fund a job-creating, clean energy transition.
Five Taxpayer-Supported Corporations that Paid Their CEOs More than Uncle Sam
Five firms that are double dipping—taking government contracts and bailouts, while leaving ordinary families to pick up the tab.
Another CEO Pads His Own Pockets While Cutting Worker Pensions
Once a shining symbol of the success of the New Deal, today the Tennessee Valley Authority symbolizes the excesses of Corporate America.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Ultra Rich
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.
New Bill Would Save Taxpayers from Funding CEO Golden Parachutes
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “American taxpayers should never again be on the hook for lavish pay packages at bailed-out firms.”