have you read a dumber idea?
i know i know the headline is a bit hyperbolic of the argument but i read the argument and i do not like the argument
Why does the weakness/hypocrisy of Westphalia mean we should legitimize corporations? CORPORATRIONS which should already be contested since they're immortal persons with more rights & less responsibilities! Reading the holes corporations plug as evidence of their necessity is BAD
it's circular logic! this piece's argument does it over and over and over again but i see defenders insisting this is actually a nuanced and complex argument. The defense of brand ambassadors, roles in policy formation (and deregulation), with technological development, all of it
do not give corporations sovereignty because they stole it! they STOLE it! i don't understand how integrating them into a system they helped further erode, twist, and corrupt will yield fixes!

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