For one hundred years after the American Revolution, citizens and legislators fashioned the nation's economy by directing the chartering process," POCLAD co-founder Richard Grossman and co-author Frank Adams wrote in "Taking Care of Business," a Tom Paine-style pamphlet published nearly a decade ago.
Corporations aren't just cooking the books," says Virginia Rasmussen, a member of POCLAD and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
As Richard Grossman, co-director of POCLAD
points out, "challenging the legitimacy of the corporation and organizing to limit its rights and powers under law are not regarded as obvious or logical.
Multinational Monitor: POCLAD has been critical of people who take a regulatory approach to dealing with corporate abuses.
POCLAD has tried to draw a bright line in this regard, and been critical of people taking a regulatory approach.