Still ipso facto. I was just stating the starting point and the ending point. Didn't feel the need to connect dots, especially since it's rather self-explanatory.Money doesn't create authoritarian tendencies, but it does give people the power to act on their own authoritarian tendencies. IMO, this is the main flaw with capitalism.
But if a president has dictatorial powers or a politburo governs in a totalitarian fashion, when that person(s) is not in power, another comes along and inherits that power.And as far as permanence goes, nothing is permanent; Everything changes. Eventually, we're all dead.
In America, I remember (not firsthand) when the Carnegies and the Rockefellers were the shotcallers. Nowadays it's the Gates and the Buffets. In fifty years, it could easily be other mega-rich entities.