What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?

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What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?
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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 2:32pm
>"Maybe it was pride that inspired French politicians and International Monetary Fund officials to look the other way as the rumors about "DSK" piled up, from the young journalist who says Strauss-Kahn tried to rip off her clothes when she went to interview him, to the female lawmaker who describes being groped and pawed and vowed never to be in a room alone with him again, to the economist who argued in a letter to IMF investigators that "I fear that this man has a problem that, perhaps, made him unfit to lead an institution where women work under his command." Maybe it was the moral laziness and social coziness that impel elites to protect their own. Maybe it was a belief that he alone could save the global economy. Maybe nothing short of jail is disqualifying for certain men in certain circles."< Complete article see link...


Sex, Lies, Arrogance: What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,2072527,00.html

The Misconduct Matrix

http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2072663,00.html

 


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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 5:04pm

Well, there's that sense of entitlement and the deference afforded them by "the little people"...but why do you think it's only powerful men who behave so badly?

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 10:49pm

"I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men with a favourable presumption that they did no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way, against the holders of power, increasing as the power increases. Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility. All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or certainty of corruption by full authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it."

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 12:38pm

I agree, powerful men think that they can do anything and get away with it.

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Sun, 05-29-2011 - 1:12pm
While I agree that power does tend to corrupt....there are some men & women out there who have power but have not been corrupted. Why do some become corrupt while others do not...and is their any way to tell in advance if that will happen? Just ruminating! LOL!

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Sun, 05-29-2011 - 11:16pm

.Each one of those is different.

dragowoman

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:42am
NYPD: Another financial figure accused of hotel sexual assault

The chairman of a salt company who once headed an Egyptian bank was arrested Monday in New York, accused of sexually abusing an employee at a luxury hotel.

Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar is charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching and harassment, according to the New York Police Department.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/05/31/sexual.assault.arrest/index.html?hpt=P1

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:49am

"that sense of entitlement and the deference afforded them by "the little people"'

I agree.

"why do you think it's only powerful men who behave so badly?"

I did not infer in anyway that is what I thought.

Groups often cover-up misdeeds of "one of their own". For example police, sports teams & such.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:52am
Literally sometimes "getting away with murder".

 


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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:53am
"....is their any way to tell in advance if that will happen?"

If only there were. :)

 


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