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How Basic Laws Underline Human Stupidity

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We both overrate human intelligence and underestimate human stupidity.

In his book “The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity”, the late Italian economic historian Carlo M. Cipolla has said there are five fundamental laws of stupidity:

1. Everyone inevitably underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

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Mukundarajan V N

Mukundarajan V N

Retired banker living in India. Avid reader. I write to learn, inform and inspire. Believe in ethical living and sustainable development. vnmukund@gmail.com