Wednesday, January 27, 2010 — Our paper this Friday will contain another intemperate Fortnightly Rant against the pernicious legal fiction of corporate personhood. What is corporate personhood? “Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person.” Friday’s Rant will conclude by steering people here for the following links:
So far as we have been able to determine, The Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy got the ball rolling by researching this problem starting in the early 1990s.
Here’s their Wikipedia entry.
A valuable timeline of the history of corporate personhood, based on the work of POCLAD, is here.
And for fighting back, let’s start with Reclaiming Democracy.org.
Comments are open — Readers are invited to suggest additions.