The Corporation

The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

Recommended by Juliet Davenport, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #49 in Capitalism

A profile of the modern corporation theorizes that businesses are essentially pathological in nature and place profits above accountability, citing the flaws of such practices as deregulation and privatization. less

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Juliet Davenport I read this book on holiday and found it interesting, because I hadn’t really thought about the history of the corporation. It goes right back to the South Sea Bubble, where early investors were very unprotected. Then there was a lot of legislation put in place to protect shareholders and to make sure their interests were always looked after. As a result you ended up with corporations where the corporate structure is really only there to protect the shareholder and doesn’t take anything else into account. (Source)

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