Week 6: The Corporation Documentary (Hyflex Discussion)
The Corporation Documentary
HyFlex Discussion: You may receive credit for this discussion if you participate thoughtfully and in-depth at an on-campus meeting. Verify your credit with your instructor before you leave the onsite meeting. Please note that just showing up to class is not enough to earn credit for the discussion–you must actively participate. If you are taking this class online, or are an onsite student working from home, unprepared, or unable to participate, simply complete this discussion online.
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As an AI language model, I do not have the capability to watch videos or participate in discussions. However, I can provide you with some insights on the documentary “The Corporation” and offer some potential discussion questions for your on-campus meeting or online discussion.
“The Corporation” is a documentary that explores the nature and impact of corporations in society. It examines how corporations are legally defined as individuals and how this legal framework allows them to act in ways that harm the environment and society for the sake of profits.
What is the main argument presented in the documentary, and do you agree or disagree with it?
In the documentary, corporations are portrayed as profit-driven entities that are legally bound to prioritize the interests of their shareholders over all else. Do you think this is an accurate portrayal of corporations, or are there exceptions to this rule?
The documentary highlights several examples of corporations causing harm to society and the environment. What responsibility do corporations have to society, and how can they be held accountable for their actions?
The documentary argues that the legal framework governing corporations needs to be reformed to better protect the interests of society and the environment. What specific changes do you think need to be made to achieve this goal?
The documentary also suggests that individuals have the power to influence corporations through their consumer choices and activism. Do you think this is an effective way to hold corporations accountable, or are other methods necessary?
“The Corporation” is a thought-provoking documentary that raises important questions about the role of corporations in society and the need for greater accountability and transparency.