Limited Liability

“The limited liability corporation is the greatest single discovery of modern times. Even steam and electricity are less important than the limited liability company”.

Professor Butler President of Columbia University, 1911.

"This limited liability corporation is the bedrock of the market economy…And what do we, the citizenry, get in return for this generous public grant of limited liability? Originally, we told the corporation what to do. You are to deliver the goods and then go out of business. And then let humans live our lives. But corporations gained power, broke through democratic controls, and now roam around the world inflicting unspeakable damage on the earth."

Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Mother Jones 1999


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