Friday, August 29, 2008


This article demonstrates again that the worst abuses of power come from government. Yet, the perception is that "bad" equals business and "good" equals the state. It is an assumption that is part of American DNA. It is true that business left uncontrolled will swiftly turn to suspect behavior but business in the US is hamstrung by regulation. Unfortunately, regulators are not held to the same standard and by wrapping themselves in the flag, they get away with more. As a corporate communicator, I've watched this misperception and have seen reputations ruined.

There are rogue companies but there are rogue prosecutors as well. Human nature doesn't change when one joins the ranks of civil servants. The sad part of this affair is that individuals who probably should have gone to trial are now set free because prosecutors abused the system.


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