Online Lunch with TED: Are Corporations Really People? by Ken Chestek

Date(s) - June 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For those curious folks interested in a deeper and broader exploration of science, technology, culture, and our changing world, UU Casper hosts “Lunch With TED” the last Sunday of each month at noon. Bring a sack lunch to eat while we watch a TED Talk video and participate in a facilitated discussion.  This month we’ll view “Of Metaphors and Magic Wands: Are Corporations Really People?” by Ken Chestek, member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie.

“One of the most destructive metaphors in public policy in recent years is the notion that “corporations are people.” Some legal scholars justify this construct as a mere legal fiction; in reality it is a metaphor run amuck. UW law professor Ken Chestek will discuss how, by simply choosing a more useful metaphor, more just results would follow. Ken Chestek is a law professor, and has been specializing in legal writing and analysis for the past 17 years, first at University of Michigan, then Indiana University and currently the University of Wyoming. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at”