Corporations and the Lateral Obligations of the Social Contract
Social contract theorists suggest that society at some level is based on the idea that human people surrender freedom for the privilege of participating in society. That participation implicitly requires more than mere minimal compliance with law. Each human person’s contribution to society above the legal baseline, permits humans to create a society that is at least tolerable. Corporations as non-human act without regard for these supra-legal obligations which results in society suffering injustice. Corporate participation in society has become increasingly unjust and has done so to the extent that we may speak of living in a post-ethical world.
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Date of this Version
Benedict Sheehy, "Corporations and the Lateral Obligations of the Social Contract" (September 10, 2006). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 1738.