The five laws of stupidity

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This was recommended by a commentator yesterday and I share it as I thought it was worth listening to:

The argument is that there are more stupid people than you think and they are the most dangerous people in the world.

A secondary argument, but as important, is that stupidity is unrelated to apparent intelligence or educational achievement. It’s because people do not appreciate this that they vote Tory.

Links to the original argument, plus neat summaries  of it are to be found here.

Right now my summary is, know your enemy. Differentiating the bandits from those who are helpless and stupid matters. And sure it is simplistic, but so are all models. The question is, do they help? This one might.