The episode looks into what happened with the Charter City concept in Honduras. The reporters, Chana Joffe-Walt and Jacob Goldstein, hone in on exactly the aspect that most fascinated me about the story: what I call corporate soap opera. It’s all there–the egos, hurt feelings, control issues. I feel as though I have been, at one time or another, in the shoes of all the major participants in this story.
Human beings seem hard-wired to create conflict. That is why speaking of “the state” or “the corporation” as a unitary decision-maker strikes me as often misleading.