Corporate personhood

I’ve often said "companies aren’t people!" when trying to explain to people why companies make some of their decisions.  Companies are made up of people, run by people and for people (or at least for people’s profit) but a company is not a person.

Well, in the eyes of the law, thanks to a lot of lobbying, companies are often treated like people.  That’s a mistake because a company is not a person and a company doesn’t behave like a human individual – so we need to treat a company differently than a person.  Here’s a good article by Thom Hartmann that explains how that happened and what it means.