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Comment by bruce_duplicate0-4282744333613664 on Why Does Power Corrupt? · 2008-10-25T00:44:22.000Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

"Power selects for people who are corrupt."

That's the correct hypothesis. However, it depends on the system. In chaos, the absolute worst, most ruthless and amoral monster is most likely to get to the top. In democracy, the smoothest and most charming liar gets to the top. In nepotism, the most talented bootlicker gets to the top. And so on.