Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Investopedia: The Uneven Consequences Of Corporate Misbehavior

Who, or what, you are, really does seem to matter in America. While corporations may be techno-legally "people," they are seldom treated as harshly as private citizens when it comes to breaking the rules. There are many reasons why you may hate big business. A cynic may say that this is because of the huge contributions they funnel to politicians, while a more charitable argument could be made that the jobs and tax revenue created by corporations create the possibility of substantial collateral damage. Whatever the reason, given the differences in prosecutions and punishments between street crime and corporation crime, it is worth asking if governments really care about the misbehavior of corporations.

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