the corporation

.. as in germany the anti-capitalism discussion suddenly became ‘salonfähig’ / ‘presentable’ within the official political scene (for whatever reasons) it might be helpful to look at it in a more global relation. The film ‘The Corporation‘ presents an evolution of the conceptual terminology corporation from the 19th century up to now and includes interviews with socialist thinkers Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and capitalist giants such as Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell in attempting to revitalise the globalisation debate.

In the mid-19th Century, the corporation was granted legal status as a “person”, allowing businessmen and women to come together under one banner to make a ton of money. And the inevitable diagnosis of the corporation as a “person” – legally obliged to put profit above responsibility – is that we’re dealing with one big scary psychopath. ..
(read on BBC)

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