Film Review : The Corporation Essay
The Corporation is a documentary film that provides knowledge regarding corporations and how they came to be acknowledged as persons according to the United States Supreme Court.
The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1 reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws (U.S.Const. amend. XIV).
In the film a personality diagnostic checklist is provided by the World Health Organization to help determine what type of person a corporation would be diagnosed as. The traits of a corporation were found to be the following:
Callous unconcern for the feelings of others
Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships
Reckless disregard for the safety of others
Deceitfulness: repeated lying and conning other for profit
Incapacity to experience guilt
Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors (World Health Organization Checklist, n.d.)
According to Dr. Robert Hare, Ph. D; a consultant to the FBI on psychopaths, a corporation would be diagnosed as a psychopath (Hare, 2003).
The film goes on to provide interviews with…