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  •  Part of the problem with corporations being (8+ / 0-)

    'people' is that you can't put a corporation in jail when it kills someone.  Very well said.

    Irony is the ultimate cop-out way of turning something you didn't mean into something you did...the last refuge of the scoundrel.-- Julian Cope

    by Thunderthief on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:34:27 PM PDT

    •  Maybe we should start. Shut down corporations (11+ / 0-)

      which have severe transgressions. "Freeze" their profits.

      Or, my favored approach, simply imprison the Board of Directors.  They are responsible for corporate actions.

      Try the corporation as one entity -- the corporate person -- and imprison the board -- the responsible corporate people.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:41:29 PM PDT

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      •  I was thinking about this today (2+ / 0-)
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        listening to cable news carry on about whether or not the suspect will ever agree to talk unless the death penalty is taken off the table.

        In a way, this is what corporations (and politicians) do all the time - don't even agree to come to the table to negotiate until specific, often major, demands have been met.

        How is this a way to have meaningful dialogue?

        It's amazing what people will do to others in the name of themselves.

        by ABlueKansas on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 03:42:26 PM PDT

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