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The Era of Corporate Rule: Why Corporate Personhood is Wrong

“The corporation’s legally defined mandate is to pursue , relentlessly and without exception, its own self-interest regardless of the often harmful consequences it might cause to others…The corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies” (Joel Balkan, The Corporation, p. 1-2). The corporation could be seen as manifesting the characteristics of a sociopath. When real people act like this, their rights are taken away and they are locked up. In this sense, corporations are given great freedoms than individual citizens.