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Response to Igel (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:11 PM

7. Good answer. Should corporations be legally treated as persons, though,...

 

...if they cannot be held accountable and responsible under the law as a citizen would? If an American kills two people, they may end up in prison for life or even face the death penalty. If a corporation kills two thousand people, they pay off the families, rebrand, close a factory or two and give themselves raises. Is that fair, necessary or a good idea?

If there are good reasons for "corporate personhood," and, as you suggest, corporate rights may be different from those of natural citizens, shouldn't we just create a separate set of rights for them (a corporate Bill of Rights)?

Good stuff. Thank you.

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