Restoring Legitimacy – The “American” Corporation

On August the 19th in 2019, Business Roundtable members issued a Statement on The Purpose of a Corporation. In it, the signatories said “While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders.” Among the stakeholders listed were customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders. People, … Read more

Restoring Legitimacy – The United States Supreme Court

On December the 1st in 2021, during oral arguments about a Mississippi abortion case, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addressed the court’s politically motivated willingness to abandon precedent and thereby sully the rule of law. She posed a question: “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the … Read more

The Powell Memorandum

Below is the Powell Memorandum that has been referred to several times in The Scheme. Its influence on American Jurisprudence has been described in depth, through a series of talks delivered in the United States Senate by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The Senator’s entire Guest Lecturer series has been aggregated, as audio and video instructional assets, … Read more