On a related note, I notice that whenever the topic of "the corporation" comes up, people are always confusing "the corporation" with the multi-national giants like McDonalds, Exxon, G.E., Wal-Mart, Microsoft, etc....... Technically they are corporations, but they behave much differently.
In reality, I don't think it's fair to give "the corporation" the face of these giants, when in fact the majority of corporations operating in the U.S. are much, MUCH smaller than any of these billion dollar operations.
The majority of corporations are acting ethically and are not "sending jobs overseas" or "not paying their fair share of taxes". These smaller corporations are the ones that create the bulk of American jobs, and are being unfairly branded as "evil, sinister, underhanded, greedy, etc....." by people that don't pay attention to reality.
And while the corporations interest is the shareholder, that in no way implies that a corporation can't act ethically and socially responsible.
And just maybe, if our government wasn't so heavy handed with their almost draconian corporate tax system, the larger corporations wouldn't need to cut costs, ship jobs to China, and take advantage of tax loopholes.
But hey, let's just bash "the corporation" out of ignorance and togetherness.