See what I did there?
Do we benefit from identifying with corporations, of thinking of ourselves as a kind of corporation? Do we need further encouragement to define ourselves in terms of quantified income and a mass of consumption habits? I think not.
I don’t disagree with any of that but it simply isn’t true that by creating a summary of your year (whether that’s a two-page double-spaced narrative or an assemblage of facts, charts, and figures like we have here) you’re aligning yourself with corporate interests or engaging in their sort of truth-obfuscation.
Tom’s call for vigilance is warranted, but misplaced at my doorstep.