Stockholm Syndrome was first coined by Dr. Nils Bejerot, a medical researcher working in areas of patient addiction and a psychiatric consultant to the police in Stockholm, Sweden. In fact, the term originates from a failed 1973 bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, when several would-be robbers kept a number of bank employees hostage, only to release them from the vault some five days later. After release, the captives (one man and several women) described positive feelings for the robbers and, surprisingly, disdain for the police who would have been their rescuers.
Once again, after a period of only a few months (since April 2012), Dick Ingram felt compelled to enter the political/corporate fray to suggest cutting benefits as a cost savings for the State of Illinois’ fiscal budgetary woes. In an interview with Crain’s, Ingram is quoted as saying, “Look at every other state that’s done pension reform – what have they done? They’ve changed the COLA because that’s where the cost is” (Marek, Lynne, “Head of teacher pension fund says state will need to cut COLAs”).