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The concept of corporate personhood, initially intended to protect the rights of African Americans through the 14th Amendment, has inadvertently been exploited by corporations to amass unprecedented power, granting them undue influence and privileges far beyond the scope of their original purpose.
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Are Corporations people?

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The Corporation

The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person.

American Corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. Hardly oppressed like women and minorities, business corporations, too, have fought since the nation’s earliest days to gain equal rights under the Constitution―and today have nearly all the same rights as ordinary people.

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How the 14th Amendment Made Corporations Into ‘People’

Under U.S. law, some essential rights of the 14th amendment belong not only to American citizens, but also corporations—thanks to a few key Supreme Court cases and a controversial legal concept known as corporate personhood.

When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

Are corporations people? The U.S. Supreme Court says they are, at least for some purposes. 

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Private Equity

The troubling opacity in private equity operations poses a significant threat to national security and opens the door to rampant corruption. This dangerous combination undermines the very foundations of democracy, with far-reaching consequences that impact the daily lives of ordinary citizens.