Latest chapter on TruthOut: corporate citizenship

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The most recent chapter of "Unequal Protection" posted on TruthOut has to do with unequal citizenship, and points out that corporations can change their "citizenship" instantly while real people cannot; and that corporations are protected from loss of their "citizenship" rights while individuals are not.

Since individuals can be declared "enemy combatants," couldn't the President declare some evil corporation an enemy combatant and thereby revoke its "citizenship rights?"

dorfman
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If corporations are people, then the members of this corporation are presently getting 2 votes and 2 chances to make financial contributions; once as a corporation, plus once as a citizen. Thus, corporate members should be limited to voting and contributing as EITHER an independent OR as a corporation, not both. The corporation should get one vote as one person and can contribute the same amount as one person is allowed.

DrKat
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Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

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