Great moments in corporate personhood!
At a single address in this sleepy city of 60,000 people, more than 2,000 companies are registered. The building, 2710 Thomes Avenue, isn’t a shimmering skyscraper filled with A-list corporations. It’s a 1,700-square-foot brick house with a manicured lawn, a few blocks from the State Capitol.
Remember when the Republicans’ answer to healthcare reform was allowing insurance to be sold across state lines? And we all pointed out that every insurance company would just open up a Mailboxes, Etc. account in Delaware or whichever state had the least consumer friendly laws? Yeah, Wyoming is that place.
“A corporation is a legal person created by state statute that can be used as a fall guy, a servant, a good friend or a decoy,” the company’s website boasts. “A person you control… yet cannot be held accountable for its actions. Imagine the possibilities!”
Oh yes. Just imagine!
8 responses to “Imagine The Possibilities!”
This is the ugliest part of our beloved, non-existent,unfettered free market. Southern Pacific vs Santa Clara County is perhaps the most misunderstood precedent setting case on record. I still shake my wondering how any Christian can stomach our laws treating a corporation the same as a flesh and blood human being. I don’t want to hear that corporations are just a collection of people doing something in concert, (making money) because something about the, what, id? of a corporation is too cater to single thing only.
Oh but … UNIONS! And …. ACORN! … and SOROS! And …. blarggedy blargh!
…and people wonder why I want to trade my bullhorn for a bull-barrel in .308…
the entire point of corporations is to evade legal responsibility. that’s why everyone incorporates, it limits liability if something goes wrong.
Welcome back the Gilded Age of unfettered criminal capitalism! Can bustles and spats and ragpickers and Triangle Fires be far behind?
What do you mean, “far behind”? Have you forgotten the Massey coal mine explosion, the BP oil spill, KBR’s electrified showers, Monsanto’s evil deeds .. etc. etc. etc.
We’re living the dream, babe.
Do you think they have an empty room for my little deserving company – er, insurance company?
Thanks for continuing the fight.
I believe that we just found the supervillain for the next Green Lantern movie. If there even is another Green Lantern movie.