Energy Addicts

When Edmund Burke wrote “those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it” he was writing about political power. You can see that it is apt; there are many dictators who have achieved power and derived great wealth from the power that they have achieved, and even though most of that wealth might be locked in the vaults of Swiss banks the dictator knows that to surrender power is to surrender the wealth accrued from power.   Continue reading