Adam Winkler Writes Commentary for San Francisco Chronicle on Corporate Personhood

Professor Adam Winkler has written a commentary for the San Francisco Chronicle in which he argues that corporate personhood – when a corporation has its own independent identity in the eyes of the law and is wholly separate from the people who form it, own it, manage it or finance it– actually limits corporations’ rights, and that ending it is a mistake. “The question is not whether corporations should have rights, but which rights corporations should have,” writes Winkler. 

Winkler is the author of “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights” (W.W. Norton, 2018). 

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