The Project for the Study of Corporate Personhood

I don’t think we’d want to end corporate personhood in the sense that ordinary people, including people in the Occupy Wall Street movement, may want to get together and form groups, which should have respect of the legal process. What we might want to do, and this is what the Occupy Wall Street folks have right, is recognize the different characteristic features of large groups invested with powerful amounts of capital in our political process. What Waite was attentive to in 1886 in the Santa Clara County case was that corporations didn’t have to be treated the same as natural persons. They were metaphysical persons. And that fact was something that the law could take into account.

What Is The Basis For Corporate Personhood? : NPR

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