One of the principles discussed by the founding fathers was that politicians have enough personal wealth and educational wherewithal to avoid
- being bribed easily
- being economically threatened / intimidated, after political service
- being manipulated with assaults of advocacy, or just generally not knowing how the big[ger] system works.
it would change the game, but unlikely for the better — and worse it may cultivate a 'diva' behavioral pattern common to sudden wealth / power (lottery winnings, new rich, etc). This diva pattern has been well-shown by And Warhol's "15 minutes of fame" and in parables like The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, etc.