I’m annoyed at myself! I’ve talked about corporate corruption on several occasions over the year I’ve been on blogging and videomaking, and not once have I brought up the point that corporations are granted special privileges based on the claim of personhood. The reason why I’m annoyed is because the amount of times that corporations are brought up by anti-free marketeers is too numerous to count. This leads to circular reasoning within argumentation, where governments are removed from the free market only for corporations to rise up as the new tyrants.
This is fallacious because corporations are a product of the state, and thus would naturally be removed along with the state itself. The reason for this is completely obvious given that corporations are not people, and it is a strawman to claim otherwise. Corporate personhood is simply a ruse for corrupt businessmen to escape punishment for immoral business acts like corporate crime. The list of criminality is long, and here are a couple of examples: