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Petty Tyrants and a Culture of Fear
By Elizabeth Morin of Compound Media

Before heading out to dinner after doing an interview with Pat Dixon at Compound Media, in NYC the doll behind the desk engaged me in conversation. She had actually lived through some of the urban renewal bullshit real estate scams that Charles and I had documented with the Harm City Travel Guide down in Baltimore. Liz’s view of societal corruption is local and informed by a sense for politics—scrutiny that is immediate in scope. Interestingly, I read Liz’s examination of petty tyranny and the culture of fear after spending all day annotating sources and writing on Plantation America, a pathetically unproductive place that operated according to a culture of fear and could barely feed itself for the entirety of its 200 year existence. -JL

Author’s Note: This is the second installment in a series examining the subject of unethical and abusive business practices through the lens of my own personal experiences and observations. I welcome your thoughts, comments, and offer a place for you to share YOUR stories.

If you have known me for some time, you might have heard me talk about irrational and illogical situations driven by incompetent individuals in perceived positions of power. It is a condition of the human behavior spectrum that I have come up against throughout the course of my career.

A real world example is the recent resignation of the Commissioner for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who attempted to use her position to undermine police officers that were following standard procedures...

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