What We Can Learn About Corporations From the Man Who Sold Shares in Himself

Mike Merrill

Wired.com recently posted an amusing article about a man who sold shares in himself in exchange for a cut of his future earnings and the right to make decisions about his life. The consequences shed light on problems of our system of corporate ownership, problems which are otherwise difficult to see.

Too Big to Fail is Too Big to Prosecute? Increasingly, Legislators Think Not

For years, legislators have avoided prosecuting some big banks for their crimes, fearing that, thanks to their size, doing so would disrupt the economy. Recently, however, momentum is building in Washington toward reforming the banks.