#books Carlo M Cipolla's _[Basic Laws of Human Stupidity](https://www.amazon.in/Basic-Laws-Human-Stupidity/dp/0753554836):_ 1. Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. 2. The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person. 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses. 4. Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. 5. A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person. ## Colophon Status: [[Brewed]]