And we limit power because we intuitively maximise power and limit freedom and equality.
So liberal democracy is exquisitely counter-intuitive.
And the one with the maximum power is the alpha male, or indeed, the alpha female.
So the mark of civilization is the lack of alphas.
We only have to look at the dictatorships of Africa, Asia, South America, and Russia to see the alpha at the top.
And we only have to look at the liberal democracies to see the lack of alphas at the top.