It used to be that a business owner, before corporations, had personal control and responsibility over his business. A corporation allows shareholders and directors, who often couldn't care less about the ethics of the business as long as it makes money, to hide behind the limited liability and do things that PEOPLE would not do on their own. I don't think this is right. Look at the penalties for most offenses a corporation can get convicted under (environmental for example), the fines levied are tax deductible.....what kind of deterrent is that.
I didn't say that ALL politicians are in the pocket of business but those that are seem to get on the big committees and make a lot of decisions the favour the companies. The honest ones that are quite happy with a pension at the end of the day do good work but we never hear from them.
Corporate entities are a product of the govt because people lobbied the govt to create them. I wonder if those people ever expected for the corp to be used the way it is today. Just to point out....I am not against the corporation (I am a director of 2 of them) but it certainly is a big tree to hide behind.