Scott Klinger is an Associate Fellow who has worked with the Project on Inequality and has co-authored reports on corporate tax dodging. He has also contributed to IPS's annual Executive Excess reports.
Scott has worked in varied aspects of the corporate social responsibility movement for 25 years. He began his career as a securities analyst and portfolio manager, earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter. He went on to work in the advocacy community as Co-Director of Responsible Wealth, a network of high net worth individuals who together worked for greater economic equality, including preserving the estate tax and controlling excessive executive pay. He assisted Responsible Wealth members in filing more than 100 shareholder resolutions and co-led an innovative cross-class partnership between members of Responsible Wealth and members of ACORN to address pernicous predatory lending practices. He was also Director of Research for Corporate Accountability International and Director of Corporate Engagement for First Peoples Worldwide, an organization that supports the rights of Indigenous Peoples throughout the world.
"Fix the Debt" CEOs Enjoy Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
May 2 - A new report by IPS and Campaign for America's Future shows that America’s top CEOs are pocketing massive taxpayer subsidies at the same time they’re pushing austerity cutbacks in government programs that benefit ordinary citizens. Published in Common Dreams and AFL-CIO and Daily Kos and Think Progress and Dow Jones and The Hill and The Huffington Post and Salon.com and Fox Business News and Marketwatch and Business Insider.
Corporate Tax Dodgers: 10 Companies and Their Tax Loopholes
April 15 - A new report looks at 10 U.S. corporations that have used an array of tax loopholes and corporate subsidies to slash their tax bills: Bank of America, Citigroup, ExxonMobil, FedEx, General Electric, Honeywell, Merck, Microsoft, Pfizer, and Verizon.
Transplanting Taxes from Corporations to the Rest of Us
April 3 - American taxpayers are increasingly picking up the tab for unpaid corporate taxes.