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President and Founder

Geoffrey A. Manne is president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Previously he taught at Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to teaching, Manne practiced antitrust law at Latham & Watkins, clerked for Hon. Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a research assistant for Judge Richard Posner. He was also once (very briefly) employed by the FTC. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago.

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The only thing good about the movie, The Corporation

Frankly, I thought the movie, The Corporation, was unabashedly abysmal.  It was a childish caricature, exhibiting no understanding by the filmmakers (or most of the interviewees) of the law, economics, or nature of corporations–to say nothing of capitalism.  The movie is unsophisticated, anti-capitalist tripe.  See Seth Weinberger’s review of the movie from the journal Political Communication for the longer version of this analysis. 

That said, the filmmakers have just provided me–and now you–with one of the most remarkable three minutes of video footage I’ve ever seen:  The Milton Friedman Choir. 

Milton Friedman on corporations says,
Corporations have no social duty
Except to those who own their stock.

Hat tip:  Henry Manne.