Argument: Individuals create corporations, giving them rights

Issue Report: Corporate personhood


Bradley Smith. “Corporations Are People, Too.” NPR. September 10, 2009: “Corporations have rights because natural persons have rights. It is sometimes said that corporations are “creations of the state,” but that’s not really true. Corporations are created by people — they are merely recognized by the state. True, corporations get some benefits from the state, such as limited liability and perpetual life, but in our modern society, most people get benefits from the state.”