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Ideas of the Decade

March 20, 2015

Corporate Personhood

Purnima Bose and Laura E. Lyons

Corporate Personhood refers to the concept that a corporation, as a group of people, enjoys some of the same legal rights and privileges as individuals. While many scholars and critics of this doctrine point to its origins in the nineteenth century, others note that it dates back to the medieval period when the Catholic Church conducted property transactions in its own name.

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