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The Corporation

The Corporation

Taking as its starting point the idea of corporate personhood - the concept that legally corporations enjoy the same rights as people in the United States - this compelling Canadian documentary by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott diagnoses the corporation from a medical perspective. Using as their basis the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, as well as a range of interviews and historical examples, the filmmakers demonstrate that, judged by human standards, modern corporations are by their nature psychopathic, self-absorbed and manipulative. Subjects include Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, and Ray Anderson, CEO of the worlds largest commercial-carpet manufacturer, who speaks about undergoing a green conversion after having a crisis of conscience.



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