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You will still have a 'corporation' no matter how you constitute a corporate board of directors, so I don't think it's easy to say a corporations will be sociopathic no matter how its board of directors is constituted. If a society said that the majority of corporate board members needed to be elected by the firm's employees, then, well, that would be a very different corporation and possibly a less sociopathic one than the 'shareholders reps only on the board' corporation that exists (in most places) today.

I think boards of directors of corporations above a certain size should be a mix of elected employees plus representatives of shareholders, creditors, management, and local, regional, and national governments. In any case the design and re-design of boards of directors would be placed in the hands of the national democracy. If, of course, democracy is terminally corrupted by corporate influence, and it is, forget it.

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by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Mon May 24th, 2010 at 10:45:15 AM EST
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