I am convinced that corporations were invented by psychopaths so they could do psychopathic things and get away with it....not be held liable for what the psychopathic corporation does..think about it, if a corporation were a person (note, I don't say "human"), it WOULD BE a psychopath - completely devoid of a conscience or soul...no remorse, no empathy, no regrets, no moral "check valve".....
Note that I am pro-businees, or should I say pro-small business. As a libertarian I don't like the undue influence of "big" ANYTHING. big corporations, big government, big banks.. Now, back before we had corporations, we had something called "partrnerships", where those who were in the partnership were held liable if the company's actions harmed someone. Also, the company couldn't grow past the point where you couldn't personally supervise and be responsible for the company's actions. If you want to grow bigger than that, then you need to add more partners.
You don't have that these days as the actions of the CEOs are protected by the corporation's status...so it's really messed up...corporations have the legal rights of a human, yet are not held liable as a human would be...it's all backwards..
I say bring back partnerships and get rid of the psychopathic institution of the corporation.
My psychopath resources:
Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work
THE PSYCHOPATH - The Mask of Sanity
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Twilight of the Psychopaths (excellent article, with a John Lennon quote!)
Political Ponerology and Psychopaths: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes
The Role of the Psychopath in the Generation of Global Evil
The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade: Make Us Believe that Evil Comes from Others
The Sociopath Next Door
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