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The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

Cipolla, Carlo M.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

Hardcover

PhilosophyBusiness GeneralHumor

Publisher Price: $15.00

ISBN10: 0385546475
ISBN13: 9780385546478
Publisher: Doubleday & Co
Published: Apr 6 2021
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.30
Height: 0.50 Width: 4.60 Depth: 6.80
Language: English
A masterly book --Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan
A classic --Simon Kuper, Financial Times

An economist explains five laws that confirm our worst fears: stupid people can and do rule the world

Throughout history, a powerful force has hindered the growth of human welfare and happiness. It is more powerful than the Mafia or the military. It has global catastrophic effects and can be found anywhere from the world's most powerful boardrooms to your local bar.

It is human stupidity.

Carlo M. Cipolla, noted professor of economic history at the UC Berkeley, created this vitally important book in order to detect and neutralize its threat. Both hilarious and dead serious, it will leave you better equipped to confront political realities, unreasonable colleagues, or your next dinner with your in-laws.

The Laws:

1. Everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals among us.

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