Movie: The Corporation

An interesting perspective. The Corporation. via kottke.org.

Considering the odd legal fiction that deems a corporation a “person” in the eyes of the law, the feature documentary employees a checklist, based on actual diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization and DSM IV, the standard tool of psychiatrists and psychologists. What emerges is a disturbing diagnosis.

Self-interested, amoral, callous and deceitful, a corporation’s operational principles make it anti-social. It breaches social and legal standards to get its way even while it mimics the human qualities of empathy, caring and altruism. It suffers no guilt. Diagnosis: the institutional embodiment of laissez-faire capitalism fully meets the diagnostic criteria of a psychopath.

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  1. “Self-interested, amoral, callous and deceitful … it mimics the human qualities of empathy, caring and altruism.”

    Sounds like an interesting movie. But the author should be careful before classifying humans sensitive, honest, empathic, caring and altruistic. If he would only mute the soundtrack and watch the video he would get a clearer idea of the accuracy of his model of humans.

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