In Wall Street Journal Opinion page on July 16, 2012, Jack and Suzy Welch make the case that corporations truly are people. He goes on…
- What else would they be? Buildings don’t hire people. Buildings don’t design cars that run on electricity or discover drug therapies to defeat cancer.
- Corporations are people working together toward a shared goal, just as hospitals, schools, farms, restaurants, ballparks, and museums are.
- The fact is so obvious that there can only be one conclusion drawn when we hear the pronouncement, “Corporations aren’t people”–that it’s doublespeak. That is, when people say that corporations aren’t people, what they really want to say is, “Business is evil.”