Joel Conrad Bakan Quotes

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.

Joel Conrad Bakan

The corporation, like the psychopathic personality it resembles, is programmed to exploit others for profit.

Joel Conrad Bakan

As a psychopathic creature, the corporation can neither recognize nor act upon moral reasons to refrain from harming others.

Joel Conrad Bakan

By leveraging their freedom from the bonds of location, corporations could now dictate the economic policy of governments.

Joel Conrad Bakan

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.

Joel Conrad Bakan

The corporation's legally defined mandate s to pursue, relentlessly and without exception, its own self interest, regardless of the often harmful consequences it might cause to others. As a result, I argue, the corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies.

Joel Conrad Bakan

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