“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge…”*

This helps explain who rises to the top in politics and business: “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect)

Unfortunately it’s only half the problem. Delusional incompetents are everywhere, all the time. Harmless baffoons, unless they rise to a position of power. Why would anyone elect them to office or make them corporate executives? Must be a syndrome that explains that, too. And if we’re lucky, a cure.

*Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

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