Is it time for a National Companies Act in the U.S.?

James Madison believed that companies should serve public as well as private ends — and pay their rightful share in taxes, and Alex Marshall agrees. In an op-ed for the New York Times on May 3, 2012, Marshall revisits an idea advanced by Madison and successive presidents for legislation establishing rules for the structure of corporate boards and rights and responsibilities.

Alex Marshall (Loeb Fellow 2000) is a senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association, an urban research and advocacy group, and the author of the forthcoming book The Surprising Design of Market Economies, due out in September.

Read the Op-Ed

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