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Författare: Giancarlo Livraghi.
I fatti confermano, oggi come sempre, che la stupidità è la più grande forza distruttiva nella storia dell’umanità. Ma non è invincibile: capirla, conoscerla e guardarla in faccia vuol dire controllarla e ridurne le conseguenze. Questa prima edizione in lingua inglese è vivacemente estesa e approfondita.
Coming to an event at LSE? Check out these frequently asked questions. LSE is a private company limited by guarantee, registration number 70527. This article needs additional citations for verification. He was born in Pavia, where he got his academic degree in 1944. As a young man, Cipolla wanted to teach history and philosophy in an Italian high school, and therefore enrolled at the political science faculty at Pavia University. While a student there, thanks to professor Franco Borlandi, a specialist in Medieval economic history, he discovered his passion for economic history.
Cipolla obtained his first teaching post in economic history in Catania at the age of 27. Medieval Economic Development, traces the curious correlations between spice import and population expansion in the late Middle Ages, postulating a causation due to a supposed aphrodisiac effect of black pepper. The second essay, The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity, explores the controversial subject of stupidity. Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. 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. Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.