11Corporations Are Not Persons


In keeping with equal treatment of persons beforethe law, the wealthy may not claim greater rights than others,and corporations may not claim the rights of persons.

Imagining a new economic order is a first step, but finding a way to bring that vision into reality will be the final step. Ultimately it will mean working through the judicial and political process, and that means tackling the system’s ingrained prejudice toward wealth. In other words, before we can use our legal system to control the money-making machines called corporations, we must free the legal machinery itself from the grip of corporations and wealth.

That grip today is lawful because it is supported by the courts. But ...

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