The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity (De wetten van menselijke stupiditeit)

Rating: 4/5

If you have a long train ride home, you can finish this book. The writer tries to summarise human stupidity with a semi-scientific approach. Considering the topic, I think Cipolla does a great job of avoiding any cynicism. I found it hilarious and educational at the same time. Even though there is obviously no scientific basis for the claims, it taught me something about myself and the world around me nonetheless. I read the Dutch translation of this book.

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