We should never use the terms “corporation” and “business” interchangeably. Corporations are considered legal entities, which means they are considered “persons” with legal rights over and against actual biological persons. They may withhold vital information from the public and call it “free speech.” Corporations have what is called “limited liability” which, when decoded, means they can expect that public money will be used to protect them from the consequences of their own disastrous actions. They are owned by shareholders, which means their CEO is usually bound by law to make as much money as possible for the shareholders regardless of the consequences for anyone else.

It should come as no surprise when corporations become unaccountable spectres haunting everything we do. It is in the interest of every small business and every actual person to remove the title of “personhood” from corporations, and to make them accountable for everything they do.