The Corporation

I’ve been watching a few documentaries lately (I really enjoyed Super size me recently, and I mean to catch Inside job soon) which reminded me of this one I saw quite a while ago, back in 2003. If you have never seen it, I highly recommend spending some time to do so. Even if the subject matter seems a little dry, it is extremely well done, funny (in a sometimes scary way) and informative, putting some of the more recent corporate disasters into perspective.


Release Date
September 2003
Runtime
2 h 25 min
Genres
Documentary
Director
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Actors
Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones, Richard Kopycinski, Karen Lam
Overview
Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

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