Mitt Romney’s Corporate Monster

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I’ve covered corporate personhood before, but Mitt Romney’s mouth gave me the opportunity to revisit it again. If you’re not familiar with the concept of corporate personhood, Ruben Bolling’s latest cartoon will get get you up to speed.

When I drew the monster knocking over the lemonade stand, I wasn’t intending to make a case for patent reform like the feckless Democrats are doing instead of supporting an actual jobs bill, but corporations do abuse patents to stifle competitive growth. Check out this episode of This American Life if you’re curious. And speaking of lemonade stands, Kevin Moore has been following this summer’s meme of mean ol’ gubbamint depriving little kids of their unfettered free market rights.