A plutocracy is "a country or society governed by the wealthy", typically represented as a government made up of corporate interests. Simple enough to design and write, right?
Nope! Turns out that there's an awful lot of confusing jargon up there in the land of corner offices and mahogany desks. I want to build my plutocracy in a way that doesn't sound hilariously wrong to people with MBAs and JDs, without having to go to business school or pass the bar exam myself.
In a society ruled by a corporation-based plutocratic government:
1. What type of corporation would the top-level entity/ies be?
Would this be the most common legal structure among Fortune 100 companies (e.g., Inc, LLC, something else), or is there another type of corporation that would be suitable for a plutocratic ruling entity?
2. What is the likeliest leadership/management structure among a group of large companies?
For example, if one or more corporations rule society, what would the top-level entity (the equivalent of a king or president) be? Would it be one company as a whole, the president/CEO of that company, etc? What would its immediate sub-entities be (the "vice president" or "cabinet" role, i.e., secondary in-charge and advisor roles)? In a governing structure made up of corporations, would it be logical to have any other sub-entities that participate in the government (a "Congress" or "Senate"?), and/or any check-and-balance entities (such as the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the US government)?
3. How would the top-level corporate entity (the "president") enforce social order?
Note: I'm not looking for full legal definitions - this is the For Dummies version. All I, as a creator of a plutocratic government, really care about is things like "is an Inc or an LLC or a Holdings more appropriate as the top-level government entity?" and "if you're the president of Plutocratic Government, Inc, what, exactly, is your position and how many minions do you get?".