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It was just a normal night in the Marketplace offices... until HAL had a few questions about our ongoing series "The Price of Profits." Specifically: What's a corporation? Luckily your mate Paddy Hirsch was around to answer his questions.

"The Price of Profits," our series with Business Insider, looks at what happens when profits become a company's product. For more, visit priceofprofits.org.

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