Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's Official: Power Corrupts

Anarchists have always maintained that power corrupts - which is why hierarchy is a dangerous thing. Here's an interesting read as we go into New Year... Researchers looking into why leaders are often either/or hypocritical and poor in private judgements compared to public ones - Sing's wife Trudie flying around for social functions or Bliar preaching climate change while flying around the world making cash... and so on... What researchers found was (in their words):

"According to our research, power and influence can cause a severe disconnect between public judgment and private behavior, and as a result, the powerful are stricter in their judgment of others while being more lenient toward their own actions,"
(my emphasis)


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