Mitt Romney says that corporations are people. That is legalistic, self-serving nonsense. The consequences of this nonsense are many and overwhelmingly bad.
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As the troubling but increasingly mainstream idea that corporations are people has become part of the national zeitgeist, one of the world's leading entertainment news publications has embraced the concept.
There are four well-known legal rules that disregard corporate "personhood" to impose personal liability on shareholders and officers for corporate debts and torts.
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