When the corporation became a legal entity it joined the family, the church, and the state as a legitimate owner of goods in perpetuity. Capital had become as important as relatives, government, and religion in practice if not in theory. Corporations are bloodless, a collection of documents and tax forms as much as a legion of people. In addition to providing employment and (sometimes) producing goods, they excel at producing massive amounts of information they need to keep track of somehow - and paper and pencil just can't keep up. So they've devoted their resources to and spawned new corporations for information technology.

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