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and its sociopathic tendencies greatly reduced. I see the 'capital punishment for corporations' frame as advancing the idea that corporations are a single static concept with irredeemable and permanent sociopathic tendencies, and that the only way to deal with this is to make the sociopath very afraid of severe punishment.

We might better think of corporations as still in their childhood and capable of great positive changes as they mature. But it will take the rest of us, the voting public, to force that maturation into the law of corporate governance and form. That's where the real problem lies: in most political systems 'the people' are feeble and corporations and those who benefit from their socially detrimental behavior are very powerful.


by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Fri May 21st, 2010 at 02:56:11 PM EST

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