Sentience of Companies and their Ownership/Trade Rights
Should we allow companies to be owned, when they are sentient supra-organisms, based on subtle human-to-human relationships?
If you think of companies as a higher form of life (social supra-organisms), you may end up thinking that it's unethical to own and trade them, like it is unethical to own and trade human slaves.
So, should we outlaw company ownership -- and let shares represent something different: from the rights to revenues to the uniqueness of particular human relationships within the value systems of each organization?
What would be the ethical implications of companies being sentient social supra-organisms to the rights of their ownership?