Counter Purposes

The question perhaps is not one of “are corporations people?”, but. “Is what a corporation does in line with the majority of the people who own shares in it?” A corporation is an entity empowered to do business for or not for profit and owned by one or more people. Many of the significant corporations in the world today are owned by thousands, if not millions of people. However, only the management of the corporation, those running the business, make decisions regarding income and expenditures. Often times what a corporation donates money to could easily be at counter purposes to the desires, beliefs and best interests of those who own shares. Thus, a corporation may be people, but just as in so many of the world’s institutions these days, it does not necessarily represent the will or best interests of the people who have invested in it personally or monetarily.