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Corporate Irresponsibility
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Corporate Irresponsibility: America`s Newest Export

Lawrence E. Mitchell

Abstract

This book explores the philosophical and social environment in which the modern American corporation is grounded, and explains why, from a cultural perspective, the people should not expect the corporations to behave responsibly and accountably. The American corporation is a subject of wonder for the fabulous wealth that this protected capital has produced, freeing so many people to pursue other dreams and lead lives of greater meaning than merely making a living. It is a wonder, because, in these ways, modern American business corporations have created material well-being that allows so many ... More

Keywords: American corporation, liquid shares, tax evasion, stockholders, social wealth, stock price, corporate behavior, profit maximization, worker ownership, investor capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300090239
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300090239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence E. Mitchell, author