|Brian Holmes on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 17:37:02 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> What does Trump get right?|
For some decades, usually behind closed doors, the corporations have been designing a world society in which they would be the only effective citizens. They disparage the old political model of nation-states (corrupt), national laws (no reach) and citizenship (lazy and irresponsible), evoking a weird version of Kantian moral law instead. The two planks of their existence -- limited liability for debt conferred by Elizabeth I and elision of the difference between real and artificial persons in economic law (Santa Clara County vs Southern Pacific Railroad 1886) must occupy centre-ground in any mobilization against them. Corporations ability to claim the human rights of individual citizens not only guarantees them permanent legal immunity, but by collapsing the distinction between persons, ideas and things, political responsibility and action become unthinkable.
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