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The Capitalist Case Against the Corporation


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  • Piet-Hein van Eeghen
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    The paper criticizes the corporation from a liberal-capitalist point of view, arguing that incorporation violates the right and responsibilities of private ownership. Aspects of current capitalist practice which popularly concentration, speculative instability and excessive growth/profit orientation) are traced back to the corporate form rather that to genuinely capitalist institutions such as private property and free exchange. Some disadvantages connected to the proposed repeal of incorporation for private enterprise are discussed.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Social Economy.

    Volume (Year): 55 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 85-113

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:55:y:1997:i:1:p:85-113

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    Keywords: corporation; capitalism; socialism; principle of persona responsibility;


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    Cited by:
    1. Robert Prasch, 2000. "Some flaws in the doctrine of classical liberalism: Reviewing Charles Murray’sWhat it means to be a libertarian: A personal interpretation," Forum for Social Economics, Springer, vol. 30(1), pages 17-29, September.
    2. Robert Prasch, 2004. "The Social Cost of Labor," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0427, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.


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