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.
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.
This business-driven initiative is using the so-called fiscal cliff as a cover for tax-code changes that would damage our economy.
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.
We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America’s widening economic divide.
It’s time to close the tax loopholes that subsidize runaway executive compensation.
How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay
The telecommunications giant twisted the truth when it said it wanted to set the record straight in the Record-Journal
Founder Amadeo P. Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities.
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.
America needs a tax system that meets our needs to pay for good schools along with safe and dependable infrastructure.
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.
Tax holiday proponents have delivered losses to American workers.
Congress should put an end to the piracy that continues to ship U.S. profits abroad for the express purpose of avoiding U.S. federal taxes.
Some of America’s most flush corporations are demanding a tax holiday on their profits sitting offshore. But the last holiday produced a nasty hangover.
IPS is putting tax dodging corporations on the ropes.
Bailout baron accused of bilking public pension funds.
If there were an Olympics for tax dodging, General Electric would sweep the gold. Last year GE reaped $3.3 billion in federal income tax refunds, despite more than $5 billion in U.S. profits