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The Capitalist Case Against the Corporation


  • Piet-Hein van Eeghen


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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  • Piet-Hein van Eeghen, 1997. "The Capitalist Case Against the Corporation," Review of Social Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(1), pages 85-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:55:y:1997:i:1:p:85-113
    DOI: 10.1080/00346769700000025

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    1. Stavros Ioannides, 1992. "The Market, Competition And Democracy," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 240, April.
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