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.
Transplanting Taxes from Corporations to the Rest of Us
American taxpayers are increasingly picking up the tab for unpaid corporate taxes.
New Report Exposes Extreme Disparity in the Social Security Debate
Compared with ordinary Americans, CEOs pushing cuts have little to lose. CEO-backed cuts would reduce retirement benefits for a typical home care worker by almost 16 percent.
Report: Inequality in the Social Security Debate
How benefit cuts would impact health industry CEOs versus home health aides.
Fix the Debt Empties Its Trojan Horse
The corporate-driven campaign didn’t get everything it wanted with the fiscal deal, but it’s likely to continue to be a major force as budget talks continue.
The Dropped Ball
While the White House and much of the media spun the hurried late-night move as a victory for the middle class, it was a win paid for with new tax cuts worth hundreds of billions of dollars for America’s wealthiest families.
Latest “Fiscal Cliff” Proposals Would Deepen Inequality
The early reaction by many progressive organizations is that it would be better to go over the cliff than accept the emerging bargain the President has offered.
AlterNet: Five Job-Destroying CEOs Trying to “Fix” the Debt
In poll after poll, the American people say they are far more concerned about the jobs crisis than the “debt crisis.” A powerful coalition of CEOs says they have an answer for both problems.
We’re Not Broke
This commonsense guide to avoiding the fiscal swindle would nearly eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure.
A Pension Deficit Disorder
Beware of wealthy CEOs who are lecturing the rest of us about tightening our belts.
A Pension Deficit Disorder: The Massive CEO Retirement Funds and Underfunded Worker Pensions at Firms Pushing Social Security Cuts
This report analyzes the retirement policies of the U.S. corporations leading the “Fix the Debt” campaign, which is calling for reduced spending on senior citizens’ benefits as part of a deal on the national debt.
The CEO Campaign to ‘Fix’ the Debt: A Trojan Horse for Massive Corporate Tax Breaks
This business-driven initiative is using the so-called fiscal cliff as a cover for tax-code changes that would damage our economy.
10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
The Fix the Debt coalition is using the so-called “fiscal cliff” to push the same old corporate agenda of more tax breaks while shifting the burden on to the rest of us.
Inequality Report Card: Grading Congress on Inequality
We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America’s widening economic divide.
We’re All Subsidizing Free Lunches for America’s CEOs
It’s time to close the tax loopholes that subsidize runaway executive compensation.
Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam’s Pocket
How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay
Verizon Shortchanges the Facts
The telecommunications giant twisted the truth when it said it wanted to set the record straight in the Record-Journal
Bank of America’s Healthier Roots
Founder Amadeo P. Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities.
Bank CEOs Gain as Millions Lose Dreams, Retirement to Foreclosure
While foreclosures have devastated the financial security of millions of American families, the CEOs of Wells Fargo and Bank of America have seen their retirement packages balloon.