The Corporation

In the Corporation, Bakan compares the behaviour of large corporations to that of a psychopath. The DSM-IV’s symptoms of psychopathy include: ‘callous disregard for the feelings of other people, the incapacity to maintain human relationships, reckless disregard for the safety of others, deceitfulness (continual lying to deceive for profit), the incapacity to experience guilt, and the failure to conform to social norms and respect for the law. The Corporation – Joel Bakan…2004 Bakan is describing…

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Other names

Egregore: Western esoteric tradition Wikipedia Metabeing: Deb Bodeau Body Social: Rudolf Steiner Corporate Being: Samuel Sagan Tribal spirits: Max Heindel Meme-complex: Richard Dawkins Collective beings have also been referred to as the spirit of crowds, metaphysical body of organizations, group spirit, esprit de corps, mob behaviour for example.

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A Collective Being

The idea of some kind of social being forming when we gather for a joint purpose has been around for a while. This quote is from 1924. It was published by sociologists Park and Burgess in the Introduction to the Science of Sociology. Whoever be the individuals that compose it, however like or unlike be their mode of life, their occupations, their character, or their intelligence, the fact that they hare been trans- formed into…

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