Company Man

Chait, Jonathan
June 2000
New Republic;06/05/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 23, p20
Focuses on the campaign of Ken Kies, a lobbyist from Washington towards taxation policy of the United States. Kies is the chief lobbyist for the accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Attempts by Kies to protect the tax shelter industry; Views that tax sheltering is more disreputable than finding advantage through tax loopholes; Views that tax shelter proliferation has reached epidemic proportions spurring a backlash among conscientious members of the tax profession.


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