Thursday, June 23, 2011

Acton Was Right

Lord Acton is famous for having said: "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely."  That's the lesson from prisons, where as Tyler Cowen passes on, most sexual abuse originates with the staff. 

I'd add, when you have young troops in a foreign land with weapons, there's a power imbalance with the local civilians, so abuse should be expected.

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