Name: Carlo M Cipolla Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Basic Laws Of Human Stupidity Doubleday 2021
Size: 4.9 MB
Title: The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
Author: Carlo M. Cipolla, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Total pages: 96
"A masterly book" -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan
"A classic" -Simon Kuper, Financial Times
An economist explores the 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.
1. Everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals among us….