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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Paying Ransom to Corporate Pirates Won’t Create Jobs

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.

America Loses: Corporations That Take “Tax Holidays” Slash Jobs

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.

Stop Corporate Tax Dodgers: IPS Media Highlights

IPS is putting tax dodging corporations on the ropes.

Jeff Immelt, GE CEO – Corporate Tax Dodger

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

Ivan Seidenberg – Corporate Tax Dodger

Phone customers paid more to Uncle Sam than the telecom giant Verizon.

John Strangfeld, Prudential – Corporate Tax Dodger

Prudential Financial is reaping low-income housing tax refunds by investing in luxury hotels.

John Faraci, International Paper — Corporate Tax Dodger

International Paper CEO John Faraci received a 75 percent pay hike in 2010. He pocketed $12.3 million.

A Response to Disputes by Corporations over our Methodology

Since the release of Executive Excess 2011, several of the corporations included in our study have raised questions about our methodology. Here’s our response.

Big Bucks to Dodge Taxes

When tax shelters allow CEOs to take home more in pay than their entire company pays in taxes, something is very wrong.

Unnecessary Austerity, Unnecessary Shutdown

Reversing tax giveaways to the super-rich and the nation’s largest corporations could raise $4 trillion within a decade and avert possible government closures.

Taxing the Wall Street Casino

In the United States and many countries around the world, there is growing momentum behind proposals to place a very small tax on trades of stock, currency, derivatives, and other financial assets.

Executive Excess 2005

Defense contractors get more bucks for the bang.

Executive Excess 2004

Campaign Contributions, Outsourcing,
Unexpensed Stock Options and Rising CEO Pay