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January 20, 2005

I've jusr rediscovered this rather funny essay: The Basic Laws of Human Stupdity by Carlo M. Cipolla, who was (is?) Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley.

Rather than there being two types of people in the world (as Clint Eastwood claims in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly), Cipolla posits, there are four: the Intelligent, the Helpless, Bandits and the Stupid. Which you are depends on who your actions tend to benefit or harm.

Posted by Jonah at January 20, 2005 2:00 PM