I don't know... since you backed off and resumed treating this discussion as a scientific one, it has certainly blossomed. As for our main purpose being entertainment, I could not disagree more. As I have stated on the "SciForums Policy" thread, I believe our main purpose is to provide a place for people of science and people with an interest in science to gather without having to constantly beat back the Forces of Darkness. Certainly entertainment, advice, companionship and sheer foolishness are parts of that, but the essence is to host discussions of a scientific nature. Otherwise we'd be just another chat room full of trolls and horny teenagers. I agree with you in spirit. As a libertarian I see the corporation as having been invented by governments to fill the role of the vanishing aristocracy: to be larger than life and so entrusted with government's dirty work (corporations cannot be effectively punished, much less beheaded) and to distract our attention from the even more heinous deeds of the king and queen. Yet the very ability of the corporation to create the resource of vast quantities of surplus wealth--capital--makes it arguably the engine that made possible the progress and prosperity of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Era. The nature of wealth is changing; the most valuable resource of the Post-Industrial Era is data, which is cheap and clean to produce and difficult to hoard. The capitalism of Smith, Keynes and Friedman, and specifically the corporation, may be anachronisms.