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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Who has always had the power? Those who had wealth. Those with the most have always controlled those with the least.
    No. You're backwards here, people who have always had power have always used it to make themselves wealthy. Limit power as an exploit, they wealthy won't have any power to buy.

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    How does one get powerful without money or wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    No. You're backwards here, people who have always had power have always used it to make themselves wealthy. Limit power as an exploit, they wealthy won't have any power to buy.
    Hail to the King baby!

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Of the two. Regarding elected politicians at the state and federal levels.

    Please explain why you chose one over the other.
    The love of money is the root of all evil.
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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    How does one get powerful without money or wealth?
    What do you view "power" to be?
    “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Same thing. Money is power

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    That's a tough one. Power is having the ability to affect others on a grand scale?

    Quote Originally Posted by reidster View Post
    What do you view "power" to be?
    Hail to the King baby!

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    That's a tough one. Power is having the ability to affect others on a grand scale?
    Power comes with money, correct?

    The point I'm making is that money itself is not something that leads to corruption, it's the power that comes with money that leads to it.

    I feel both Money and Power can be considered, somewhat, one in the same.

    All in all it's a really confusing poll to discuss...
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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    It is tough to define. If a person becomes rich and becomes corrupt, was it the money that allowed them to become corrupt or the power that came along with the money.

    Personally, if a person has loose morals and is easily corrupted, then it doesn't matter if they are given power or money.
    Quote Originally Posted by reidster View Post
    Power comes with money, correct?

    The point I'm making is that money itself is not something that leads to corruption, it's the power that comes with money that leads to it.

    I feel both Money and Power can be considered, somewhat, one in the same.

    All in all it's a really confusing poll to discuss...
    Hail to the King baby!

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Well i voted for power...but an interesting idea to chew on--Money is power
    Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    How does one get powerful without money or wealth?
    Wars used to be fought with sticks you know.

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