Concentrated power and wealth are intrinsically sociopathological by their very nature.
I have long spoken of the dangers inherent to centralization of power and the extreme concentrations of wealth centralization inevitably creates.
The Master Narrative Nobody Dares Admit: Centralization Has Failed (June 21, 2012)
The Solution to Concentrated Power: Decentralize, Diffuse and Devolve Power (June 22, 2012)
To Fix Healthcare, Let 100 Solutions Bloom (February 26, 2013)
Longtime contributor C.D. recently highlighted another danger of centralization: sociopaths/psychopaths excel in organizations that centralize power, and their ability to flatter, browbeat and manipulate others greases their climb to the top.
In effect, centralization is tailor-made for sociopaths gaining power. Sociopaths seek power over others, and centralization gives them the perfect avenue to control over millions or even entire nations.
Even worse (from the view of non-sociopaths), their perverse abilities are tailor-made for excelling in office and national politics via ruthless elimination of rivals and enemies and grandiose appeals to national greatness, ideological purity, etc.