The Corporation

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room  { MAP } Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door



Peter Radford


The modern corporation is a much maligned and misunderstood entity. In right wing economic theory, it hardly exists. In left wing theory, it is reviled. The Supreme Court shocked more than a few of us by arguing in its Citizens United decision that a corporation is a person. Corporations have been around a long time, so someone must find them useful. But why? What are they? Do shareholders own corporations? And are they really people? This talk is designed to answer all these questions and more.

This lecture is sponsored by the Keelan Family Foundation.

Peter Radford is the publisher of The Radford Free Press, a blog on economics covering contemporary issues and the state of economic theory. More broadly he is also a writer and consultant on economics and business theory. He is a cofounder and serves on the executive committee of the World Economics Association.