Corporations are robots

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Written by Thom Hartmann

Corporations are non-living, non-breathing entities that can act on the world, just like robots.  They're a legal fiction.  They can feel no pain.  They can live forever.  They can't be put in prison.  Buckminister Fuller said, "Corporations are neither physical nor metaphysical phenomena.  They are socioeconomic ploys--legally enacted game-playing--agreed upon only between overwhelmingly powerful socioeconomic individuals and by them imposed upon human society and its all unwitting members."  Prior to 1886, they were referred to in U.S. law as "artificial persons," similar to the way science-fiction authors portrayed robots.

Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, p.221.

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