Corporations are People, My Friend, Which Is Why One's Riding In My Car With Me

Abby Zimet

When Jonathan Frieman got stopped and ticketed - $478 worth - by a California cop for driving alone in a designated carpool lane, he happily argued that he wasn't alone: He had his imaginary friend, his corporation papers, with him. An activist, blogger and non-profit consultant who has opposed the growth of corporate power since long before the Citizens' United decision, Frieman hopes to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to  “expose the impracticality of corporate personhood.”

“Corporations are imaginary entities, and we’ve let them run wild...Their original intent 200 years ago at the dawn of our nation was to serve human beings. So I’m wresting back that power by making their personhood serve me.”


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