Rubber Bands v. Rocks: Metaphors Regarding Corporate Control
Grading exams is a notoriously tedious exercise, enlivened by the occasional sentence that makes you perk up. Here’s one from my latest corporation exam:
“A firm of 100 shareholders is controlled like a boat being pulled by rubber bands — it’s not direct, it’s not exact, no one person is really in control. A firm of 10,000 shareholders is more like a boat being controlled by people hitting it with rocks.”
It’s a striking image – leveraged to explain and justify current veil piercing doctrine. Lamentably, most of the other fun comments I read appeared to be accidental malapropisms. It’s tough to write something genuinely interesting and/or fresh on an exam. So I thought I’d use it to introduce a comment thread for other examples from your exams.