Here, perhaps, is part of why Congress is paralyzed: A person with power is more likely to think he or she has a better moral compass than the rest of us. We see shades of gray. The powerful see black and white.
That's the central finding of a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California and Stanford University who say the acquisition of power makes a person on the rise think they see with greater "moral clarity." They may think that, but they may be wrong.