The only corporations I know which have done something I believe to be underhanded were GM and Chrysler executives, all of whom fiddled with the government, public money, and to the profit of the fats cats and without regard its lesser shareholders. There should be a law against governments and corporations working together to screw the public but corporations on their own are of little threat whatsoever.
And the government is under the control of the people? That's certainly not so and becoming less true every day. They control most every aspect of our lives but because its incremental we hardly notice it at all. And all the control we give them is always for our own good. Or that's the way the argument goes anyway.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Virtually every corporation has situations like that. Maybe they would rather use less safe materials or they would rather provide unsafe working conditions or whatever. It isn't that they're like intentionally being evil, it's just that they are after profits above all else and the most profitable thing isn't always the best thing.