Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On consumerism

Here's a short excerpt from the British film "The Age of Stupid."


Dan Rouser said...

Always and inevitably every one of us underestimates the number of stupid individuals who are in circulation.

The probability that a certain person will be stupid is independent of all other characteristics of that person.

A stupid person is one who causes damage to another person or group of persons and does not simultaneously either realize any advantage for himself or, in fact, undergoes a loss.

Non-stupid persons always underestimate the harmful potential of stupid people. In particular, non-stupid persons constantly forget that in any place or time and under all circumstances to deal and/or associate oneself with stupid individuals will infallibly prove to be a costly error.

Carlo M. Cipolla

Richard said...

Takes me back to the election of Ronald Reagan...twice.