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#1. Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible-he has made economics comprehensible and funny. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#2. The corporation's legally defined mandate is to pursue, relentlessly and without exception, its own self-interest, regardless of the often harmful consequences it might cause to others. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#3. The corporation was originally conceived as a public institution whose purpose was to serve national interests and advance the public good. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#4. Quotes from the Underground is a remarkable resource and must-read for writers, researchers, activists and indeed anyone who embraces progressive values and hopes to rescue politics from corporate control. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#5. By leveraging their freedom from the bonds of location, corporations could now dictate the economic policy of governments. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#6. As institutional psychopaths, corporations are wont to remove obstacles that get into their way. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#7. The genius of the corporation as a business form, and the reason for its remarkable rise over the last three centuries , was - and is - its capacity to combine the capital, and thus the economic power, of unlimited numbers of people. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#8. The notion that business and government are and should be partners is ubiquitous, unremarkable, and repeated like a mantra by leaders in both domains. It seems a compelling and innocuous idea - until you think about what it really means. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#9. The corporation is not an independent "person" with its own rights, needs, and desires that regulators must respect. It is a state created tool for advancing social and economic policy. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#10. Corporations now govern society, perhaps more than governments themselves do; yet ironically, it is their very power, much of which they have gained through economic globalization, that makes them vulnerable. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#11. Dodge v. Ford still stands for the legal principal that managers and directors have a legal duty to put the shareholders' interests above all others and no legal authority to serve any other interests - what has come to be known as "the best interests of the corporation" principal. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#12. As a psychopathic creature, the corporation can neither recognize nor act upon moral reasons to refrain from harming others. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#13. These are the elements of an emerging order that may prove to be as dangerous as any fundamentalism that history has produced. For in a world where anything or anyone can be owned, manipulated, and exploited for profit, everything and everyone will be. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#14. A century and a half after its birth, the modern business corporation, an artificial person made in the image of a human psychopath, now is seeking to remake real people in its image. - Author: Joel Bakan
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#15. The corporation, like the psychopathic personality it resembles, is programmed to exploit others for profit. - Author: Joel Bakan
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