Power is Corrupting
- Lord Acton's Aphorism:
"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Public Choice Theory:
(James Buchanan et. al.)
Politics from an economic point of view. Rulers and politicians tend to do what's in their interest. Or, one can predict political actions and decisions by assuming that they act according to their interests (as opposed to e.g. what is in "the public good.")