5 Scientific Reasons Powerful People Will Always Suck

Oct 14, 2010 · 8289 views

5 Scientific Reasons Powerful People Will Always Suck

Excerpt: #3. Experiments Show Power and Hypocrisy Are Linked in the Brain

This one goes a long way toward explaining the almost endemic hypocrisy of politicians and business leaders we see in the news every day. It explains why so many vehemently anti-gay politicians and religious leaders are creepy sexual deviants. It explains why banks are currently refusing to lend to anyone while giving their employees huge bonuses with bailout money. And it explains why the Senate voted itself a pay raise on the same day it refused to increase the minimum wage.

(To be fair, some anti-gay authority figures are just sad-sack closet cases, not full-on deviants. Still makes them hypocrites, though!)

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