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Help me find a recent article/blog about people behaving like corporations?
August 24, 2012 9:11 AM   Subscribe

I read (and failed to bookmark) an article or blog post a week or two ago that drew parallels between the idea of "corporate personhood" and the "quantify everything, optimize your own happiness" ethos shared by many young people today. Basically the gist of it was that many people were emulating corporate "persons" rather than real people as role models. Can you help me find it?
posted by idontlikewords to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
check your history in your web browser. if you havent cleared it since then, it should still be available.
posted by AltReality at 11:30 AM on August 24, 2012


Maybe this blog article ("Reverse Corporate Personhood") by Ned Resnikoff?
posted by seabound_coast at 1:27 PM on August 24, 2012


Hm... I had come across that Ned Resnikoff one while Googling, but it didn't seem familiar. Upon closer inspection though, I think it must be the souce. Perhaps I read a paraphrased version of it elsewhere? Thanks!
posted by idontlikewords at 3:11 PM on August 24, 2012


A-ha! I figured out why I was confused. The blog post I originally came across:

http://mentholmountains.blogspot.com/2012/06/1liquidate-society-2denigrate-community.html

Actually stiches together quotes from both the Resnikoff blog that was mentioned here, as well as his previous one on a similar subject.
posted by idontlikewords at 5:58 PM on August 24, 2012


Also perhaps worth noting that the Menthol Mountains blog is maintained by David Berman of Silver Jews fame... ¬¬
posted by idontlikewords at 6:00 PM on August 24, 2012


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