Barbara Kolm, Ph.D., Director, The Austrian Economics Center; President of the Friedrich August von Hayek Institute and Robert-Salinas-Leon, Ph.D., Director, Center for Latin America at Atlas Network, President of the Mexico Business Forum.
In 1887, Lord Acton, England said “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority….”
Today, there appears to be an increasing number of autocrats and political leaders who rule solely for their own interests. From N. Korea to Iran, Saudi, and Latin America, we are seeing some flagrant abuses of power and instances of how absolute power corrupts.
Our experts focus on how authoritarians exercise and abuse their power shaping world events and not for the better.
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