Think of it this way. Anyone who has ever been in charge of a group of people, officially or in an informal role, instinctively reaches for more influence, more authority, more power, not necessarily because they are even greedy or malevolent or bad, but because that’s your fuel as a leader. You turn consent into action. That’s what leaders do....

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... So, they’re trying to build something and they make a bigger and bigger hammer. Perfectly reasonable, right? Except, when they leave office the hammer stays behind, and because the system has become so reliant on its daily use, the next person tries to make it a bigger and better hammer. And if you get someone who is dishonest or hungry for power, that hammer stops building things and it starts smashing them....

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