100 Ideas for New Paltz

94. abolish corporate personhood

Posted in democracy by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Pass a law denying the personhood rights of corporations with the Town boundaries, as towns in central Pennsylvania have been doing for the past several years.

  • Here is a very good explanation of corporate personhood in a review of Thom Hartman’s book Unequal Protection: the Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights.

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  1. lagusta said, on June 23, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    This one actually made my heart pitter-patter with joy.

  2. Jason West said, on June 23, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Maybe the joy is infectious? Enough to infect a couple more people to help propose this law to the Town and Village Boards?

  3. Terence Patrick Ward said, on July 4, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Do you think this is possible under Home Rule?

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