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VIDEO: Role of Corporations in the United States
Corporations can be seen as associations of citizens, creations of the state that can be dissolved or persons. The US economy has shifted from a Fordist to a financialized economy. Real and nominal taxes are very different. Today corporations pay between 12-14% in taxes (Sen. Carl Levin).
Panelists talked about the national and transnational history of corporations, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, corporate personhood debates in America, and the relevance of that history to America’s future.
“Corporations in American Life” was a plenary session of the 2013 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held at the Union Square Hilton in San Francisco
to watch the 1hr 28 min CSpan broadcast on April 12, 2013 with Professors Bethany Moreton, Karen Ho and Richard White, click on
Bill Moyers, "The United States of Inequality," 13 min, April 12, 2013