The Tragedy of the Corporation

Corporations are a lot like politicians. Often they start with a good idea, or at least an idea, in the form of something to sell.. If that thing is a […]

How Corporations Stymie Innovation

One of the pleasures of the¬†Wall Street Journal is the way the reportorial accounts on the news pages often undercut the editorials. The market dogmatists of the latter apparently have […]

Does Exxon Have a Birthright?

America is not the first entity to become a replica of the parent it rebelled against. Individuals fall into this trap, so why not groups of them called nations? In […]

Corporations, Constructed Strictly

The President says he wants Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it is written, not according to what they wish it says. It’s a good speech line, […]

Book Review – The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly

The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly Berrett-Koehler Publishers, $24.95, 230 pages, 2001 It’s an old story: the child rebels against a parent and then turns out just like […]

Is the Corporation Obsolete?

Corporate Irresponsibility? Predatory Behavior? Blame the Charter — and Rewrite it

Bad Company

If a council of wise elders were to recommend a design for the basic business organization of this age, the current form of corporation would not likely be their choice. […]

Reinventing the Corporation

Corporations benefit from the public, so it is fitting that the public should expect something in return from business. The current climate of greed, cynicism and corruption is discussed, along […]

Corporations and the Public Interest

A look at how the originally purpose behind corporate charters has been lost