IPS releases 20-year review showing that nearly 40 percent of America’s top-paid CEOs are not so great at their jobs.
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.
Join veteran labor journalist and Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow Sam Pizzigati for a discussion and signing of his new book.
“The ‘Fix the Debt’ CEOs are trying to pass themselves off as noble leaders who are willing to compromise in order the save America from financial ruin,” says report co-author Scott Klinger. “In reality, the campaign is a Trojan horse concealing massive corporate tax breaks that would make our debt situation much worse.”
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.
Watch the magic of the market at work.
The precedents the Roberts Court is setting are making it easier for corporations to exercise the rights of American citizens without corresponding civic responsibilities.
Citizens United is here to stay unless we show it the door.
Multinational corporations often override domestic laws.
The future of food and farming depends on it.
An alarming percentage of the fish found in creeks contaminated by J.R. Simplot’s phosphate mining operations in Idaho are grossly deformed.
America needs a tax system that meets our needs to pay for good schools along with safe and dependable infrastructure.
For America’s corporations, it pays to get involved in elections. This might be good for business, but it’s bad for politics.
The Supreme Court is weighing a case with major ramifications for corporate accountability.
We are witnessing a systemic recasting of education priorities that gives official structure and permanence to a preexisting underclass comprised largely of criminalized poor black and brown people.