I still don’t know what this is.
Were you asking about corporatism generally? This is an obviously leftist news source, so take this article on the topic as you will.
In my opinion, what people mean when they speak of corporatism today is probably a bit different than the corporatism envisioned by the Catholic intelligentsia in Europe in the late 1800’s. That resembles, in my basic estimation, unionism, collective bargaining, basically organizations collectively formed around industry. However, today, when people refer to corporatism, my impression is that they are referring to the development of global corporate powers that have no allegiance, morality, public mission, and have monopolized power over certain industries to an extent that it is able to influence and control the market AND the social/political spheres. These corporate monopolies were not formed through collective bargaining, but through adhesion, concentrations of wealth, ownership of data, intelligence, intellectual property, real property, etc. Thus, today we exist under what might be more appropriately deemed corporate-facism than say a collectively agreed upon social-corporatism.
The reason people are growing increasingly alarmed by this is the obvious imbalance of power, that the profit-drive of corporations often does not mesh well with a sustainable society, and the actions of corporations are often forced upon people as contracts of adhesion. Under this sort of corporate-fascism, humans are not viewed as citizens to which corporations owe any loyalty (unless they are shareholders). Instead, you have an incredibly powerful entity whose sole purpose is to make more money for a select few and People are viewed as labor or consumer commodity. That means that HUMANS, like iron or oil, or animals, or forests, are labeled by arbitrary worth (wages), bought, sold, exploited and capitalized upon…and no one is there to regulate these massive corporations.
These corporate monopolies don’t just influence the market, but also influence government, courts and police to make their actions legal, their inaction ignored, their crimes unaccounted for, their mistakes bailed out (i.e. money was taken from the proletariat to give to banks, thus the commentary many have about reverse Robin Hood socialism for the rich).
I don’t know if that answered your question, let me know if not.
The New York City Council symbolically passed a resolution Wednesday opposing “corporate personhood.” Resolution 1172 formally expressed disapproval of the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, which declared that corporations have the same first amendment rights as people.
The bill, which urges Congress to take action against corporate personhood, was sponsored by councilmembers Brad Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Steve Levin, all members of the Progressive Caucus. After the vote, the Caucus released a statement, which read in part:
"As our support of this resolution demonstrates, restoring confidence in government and strengthening democratic participation is a core principle of the Progressive Caucus. We believe that corporations should not share the same rights as people, that unlimited and unreported corporate donations meant to sway the electoral process should not be considered freedom of speech, and that the government should regulate the raising and spending of money by corporations intended to influence elections. We cannot allow corporate money to manipulate our democracy."
Occupy Wall Street’s New York General Assembly voted to support the resolution. Corporate personhood has been a target of Occupy since the movement began in September.
The non-binding resolution passed along party lines with 41 yes-votes from Democrats, five no-votes from all five Council Republicans and one abstention from Democrat Peter Vallone.
Speaking at the hearing, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens) spoke against the resolution, but was nearly drowned out by the boos and hisses of Occupy Wall Street protesters in attendance, The Gotham Gazette reports. “Corporations are people,” he said. “All their money goes back to the people.”
The New York City Council joins a growing list of local governments across the US who have passed similar resolutions, including Los Angeles, Albany, Boulder and Oakland.