Mr. Burns is, at heart, an evil billionaire who has no idea that his own views on what is right and wrong are not shared by, oh, anybody. Completely lacking in empathy, Burns will contemplate cutting a check for $100 to cover, well, not much after hitting a child with a car, and even then he doesn’t seem to recognize anything resembling a decent human emotion.
But you know what? Lack of decent morals are hardly unique to Burns when it comes to the people of Springfield. If there’s a difference, its that Burns rarely if ever learns a lesson about being a better person. He also rarely has to.