Friday, March 5, 2010

Would That It Were That Easy

This Dilbert cartoon offers a counter for incompetence

Would that it were that easy. Unfortunately evil organizations are usually even more incompetent than more benevolent ones. Add greed, pride, anger, and the other seven deadly sins to the naturally rivalries inherent in any human group and you get the sort of factionalism and infighting that can truly screw things up on a grand scale. Read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, the viscous infighting for influence and power contributed greatly to the eventual fall of Nazi Germany.

So I’m afraid the only real defense against incompetence is still intelligence and reason.

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