Eduardo Porter Misses The Obvious: Corporations Can Do Good If Their Creator Makes Them.

Who creates corporations? Where do they come from? Who controls and sets their rights and responsibilities, and sets their very makeup?

I would like the usually astute Eduardo Porter to answer these questions, as he rereads his own essay, this essay from this morning’s New York Times. His essay is about corporations, and whether they can or should attempt to pay attention to anyone besides their shareholders and their quarterly profit statements. He concludes by essentially saying that while it sounds nice, we venture into murky territory in asking corporations to pay attention to anyone beside their shareholders. If want to have good things like more equitable pay for workers, we should turn to government.