The Corporation Documentary Analysis

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The Corporation is a documentary which was designed to show history of organized corporate business mostly in the United States. The documentary was written, directed, and produced by a group of individuals or corporation, and was released in 2003 at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been the recipient of over 26 awards. The documentary is available to purchase on DVD or as the shareware version on internet sharing sites such as You Tube. (The15)

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and cause me to tremble for safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon
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constitution amendment, which freed an entire race, could be used to set in motion what will end up being American business. The Corporation does not go in-depth with the past history of business but instead picks up where corporations are given legal status as individuals. Corporations are legally allowed to have the rights of individuals which means they can do whatever they chose without the worry of others even if that means paying slave wages or dangerous working conditions. Think about this for a minute. A corporation can manufacture clothing which would cost pennies on the dollar to build, pay a remarkably low wage to workers, and sell some of their products for up to a 400% markup. (Mon12) The corporation goes into great detail on sleazy practices that our American corporations have used to make billions of dollars in profit while for most of our history killing our environment. In all fairness, in the past we didn’t have the ability to research long term effects on new products but as The Corporation shows, even modern business tries to hide the fact when they do make mistakes as they will pay the fine but never have to do the

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