September 12, 2012
Re "Tax planning? Or tax cheating?," Opinion, Sept. 7 The subheadline ("Laws that encourage corporate tax havens are bad for America") suggests an indictment against tax law and those who wrote it. But Edward D. Kleinbard's argument is really against those (Republicans and businesspeople) who take full legal advantage of the law. A valid case can be made that the law should be different; unfortunately, Kleinbard goes after the corporations that are governed by the law, calling them tax cheats.
November 20, 2013 |
Corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they view as potential threats with little fear of retribution, according to a new report by a corporate watchdog group. The large companies employ former Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, FBI, military and police officers to monitor and in some cases infiltrate groups that have been critical of them, according to the report by Essential Information, which was founded by Ralph Nader in the 1980s. "Many different types of nonprofits have been targeted with espionage, including environmental, anti-war, public interest, consumer, food safety, pesticide reform, nursing-home reform, gun control, social justice, animal rights and arms control groups," the report said.
January 22, 2011
In a case that could erect new barriers to public access to government information, the Supreme Court this week was asked to hold that corporations have a right to "personal privacy. " Fortunately, justices from across the ideological spectrum appeared skeptical that such a counterintuitive concept could be found either in the law or in a dictionary. At issue is whether the Federal Communications Commission will release information about AT&T under the Freedom of Information Act. That law provides several exemptions, including one for trade secrets and another for information that "could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" ?
April 28, 2003
So President Bush thinks that tax cuts that will most benefit those with the most money (such as corporations) will create more jobs and stimulate the economy (April 25). Why not just dispense with the middleman and allow corporations to tax us directly? Bill Entz Granada Hills
September 25, 2012 |
Undisclosed political money is playing an outsize role in the 2012 election cycle. But as some political donors are seeking to hide their identities, a new study has found that at least one set of contributors - corporations - is increasingly opting for transparency when it comes to their political spending. The study, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, examined the top 200 companies in the S&P 500 and found that that almost 60% of them are disclosing at least some of their political activity.
October 29, 2011 |
Faced with the option of limitless political spending in a post-Citizens United world, corporations are increasingly choosing to disclose, and in some cases limit, their giving, according to a study released Friday. The report , created by the Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, evaluated companies using numerous criteria, including board oversight of political giving, disclosure practices and restrictions on political spending.