On Corporate Personhood

“The city even passed a resolution in favor of amending the Constitution to abolish corporate personhood,” I said. “At least I’m not the only one who thinks something has to be done.”

“I’m not sure I’d be so quick to abandon the notion of corporate personhood,” Mr. Magundi replied. “It seems to me that it opens up intriguing possibilities in legal theory. For example, if a corporation engages in obviously sociopathic behavior, what’s to prevent us from having it declared legally insane and locking it up in an asylum? If it’s a person, it deserves nothing less than to be treated the way we treat any other citizen.”