Just read the Opinion Journal of the Wall Street J and there was an article about Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. He is a richer than Croesus tort lawyer who bribed, or attempted to, a judge to rule in his favor for a Katrina class action suit. The judge called the FBI and that, as they say, was that. Attorney Scruggs pleaded guilty and the question at the end of the article is:
"why a guy that rich and that good at beating money out of corporations would put the whole game at risk this way."
Their answer is hubris. Here's mine and I am thrilled to finally get to use this. My answer is what my grandmother used to say about my brother. She said he saw everything as "mine" and that means More Is Never Enough!!!!
YAY Gram! She was a heck of a people studier and she found them all in her own family.