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According to the Third Law, Commentators are Mostly Bandits/Stupid

Published on September 4, 2023 at 9:40 am by LEW

Recently I finished a road trip across the U.S. Long hours on the road give one a chance to listen to all sorts of commentary. What is really interesting, long road trips give one the time to think about what one heard, and wonder. And the end of the day was fun fact checking the commentators. (more…)

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Human Stupidity

Published on November 1, 2021 at 6:41 am by LEW


I recently came across an essay on Stupidity by an Italian Economic Historian, Carlo M. Cipolla. I found his 1976 essay on “The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity” to be insightful in helping me interrupt and understand so many of the current events occurring around the world today. Cipolla makes his point by postulated what are referred to as the five fundamental laws of stupidity. (more…)

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