Empowered individuals were prone to cheating, say Lammers and Galinsky, yet they were also harsher in their condemnation of immoral acts than were people primed to feel powerless. And they were hypocritical, judging such acts to be less blameworthy if carried out by themselves than by others ( Psychological Science, vol 21, p 737).
Poets, priests & politicians. Captains of industry too. Regret the NS article is registration & eventually subscription only, but this was too good to miss.