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List of corporations

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"Corporate cunning has developed faster than the laws of the nation and State. Corporations have found ways to steal long before we have found that they were susceptible to punishment for theft."

-Teddy Roosevelt in the New Haven Register 1909.

A corporation is a profit-driven entity destined to ultimately consist of lawyers and other such experts in combination with the minimum number of other people required to justify the ownership of the largest number of things possible. These will then be used to a) extort the largest amount of money possible b) Convince the largest number of people possible that owned items are worth paying for.

In US law, a corporation is a person. This is so that the fourteenth amendment applies, making it impossible to take property back from a corporation, i.e. making nationalisation of private industry unconstitutional, and restriction of companies (often richer than state legislatures, and with better lawyers) much much harder.

For more information, watch The Corporation or read about corporations here.

List of corporations

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  • Claudia H. Deutsch, "New Surveys Show That Big Business Has a P.R. Problem", New York Times, December 9, 2005. ("…90 percent of respondents to a Harris poll, conducted Nov. 8-13, said big companies had too much influence on government, up from 83 percent last year.")