Monday, March 05, 2012

Too Stupid To Realize You're Stupid?

According to science we really do get what we deserve in the form of leadership.
The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people's ideas. For example, if people lack expertise on tax reform, it is very difficult for them to identify the candidates who are actual experts. They simply lack the mental tools needed to make meaningful judgments.
Or, as it was succinctly put in another article from the Life's Little Mysteries site: incompetent people are too ignorant to know it.

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