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.

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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.

Subsidizing CEO Welfare

It’s time to change course.

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.

Shortchanging America

Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility.

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.

Helmsley and the ‘Little People’

America needs a tax system that meets our needs to pay for good schools along with safe and dependable infrastructure.

Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes

Examples of how large corporations have rigged the tax rules to ensure that those who have the most get to amass even more, at the expense of everyone else.

WIN America Coalition Seeks to Pad Pockets with “Tax Holiday”

Tax holiday proponents have delivered losses to American workers.