Corporate Rights and Responsibilities: Restoring Legal Accountability
Dr Dan Plesch & Dr Stephanie Blankenburg
Giant corporations have the rights of a person, but none of the responsibilities.
Society needs successful businesses, but today business is taking over society.
– 51 of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations
(Institute for Policy Studies, Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power, 2001).
– 80% of the world’s industrial output is made by 1,000 corporations
(The Economist, 29 January 2000).
Staggering Stats! from nearly a decade ago!
If were not careful, metaphorically at least, that world of Terminator 2 may indeed come to pass … that day “When machines rise up rule the world”.
It may already be too late — despite the Human Face, we like to paint on our
neighborhood global Corporate Entities …