Tag Archives: Corporate Personhood

The News Pauper: Shortest Post Ever

by W.B. Dunne

Shortest. Post. Ever.

Whats the dif between a corporation and a person?
A corporation can kill a person.

Contact the News Pauper at WBDunne@ltsaloon.org

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Michael Moore and The Yes Men Fix the World

Here, in their first film, are the two young men who infiltrated the corporate world and exposed them for the chintzy cheats and soulless scammers most of them really are. As The Yes Men themselves describe it:

“The film’s story is simple: two guys, armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, infiltrate the world of big business, where we make a lot of bad, powerful people really uncomfortable.

“You’ll see us knock $2 billion off Dow Chemical’s share price, expose New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for the corporate lackey he is, and show some of the most powerful free-market spokesmen to be C-level liars.”
–From “The Yes Men Fix the World’s a Riot. No, Really,” Common Dreams.org, Oct. 6, 2009.

Along with Michael Moore’s brilliant take down of Gordon Gecko corporatism, “Capitalism: A Love Story” currently in theaters, we are seeing a full frontal assault on the real culprits in most of our society’s present misery — insatiable greed, inadequate morality, and the imbecilic idea that a faceless corporation is the same as a flesh-and-blood person.

Look for both films at a theater near you. Who knows, between both Mike and The Yes Men (and others) informing the public as to who is really at fault for our economic woes, maybe we’ll bring the monster down to size in our lifetime.

Corporate Person CIGNA Named Obamas New Health Care Reform Czar

Another satirical home-run from William K. Wolfrum:

Corporate Person CIGNA Named Obamas New Health Care Reform Czar

By Willliam K. Wolfrum
September 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON – The Health Insurance Corporate Person CIGNA has accepted the position of Health Care Reform Czar, White House officials have confirmed. The Corporate Person will take over the job as the Obama Administration gets ready for its final push on health care reform.

We believe the expertise that CIGNA brings to the table will be invaluable, said Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. This is an entity that truly understands what the American health care system is all about.

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The News Pauper: On the Unfortunate Evolution of Corporate Personhood

By W.B. Dunne

Once upon a time, a person that made something of his life in this country was made to feel compelled to give something back. When a robber baron would endow a library, or form a foundation to benefit some cause, his name would be attached to said cause and down the ages that name would take on the philanthropic association and the nature of the man who made the thing would be forgotten.

The great corporations that now plaster their logos and company names all over our stadiums and charities never seem to garner the same graces the old regime got. In spite of the groveling of the team players theyve populated their offices with, human beings at large will never identify with a brand as they do with a name.

CEOs do not and cannot understand that they are humans like the rest of us. Leaders of all ilk’s have tried to elevate themselves to the status of deities since before written history. They all have one thing in common: ultimately they fail.

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