Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Corporate Personhood (Corporation as a "person")




The concept of "corporate personhood" and the effects it has on laws in the United States.

This video goes through the history of this idea, from:
The Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad (1886)
Gulf, etc. v. Ellis (1897)
The Tillman Act of 1907
The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990)
Buckley v. Valeo (1976)
McCain-Feingold Act of 2002
McConnell v. FEC (2003)
Citizens United v. FEC (2010)

Also covers:
Corporate Spending
Unions
Wagner Act of 1935
James Buckley
Chief Justice Morrison Waite
PACs (Political Action Committees)
General Treasuries
John McCain
Barack Obama
Antonin Scalia
Mitch McConnell

1 comment:

  1. EXCELLENT COMMENTARY! Everyone should listen in...

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