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"Why Smart People Do Stupid Things: Revised and Updated" follows the original publication by more than seven years. We worried and fretted then particularly about the stupidity exhibited by two of our recent presidents. Of course, we worried about ourselves and the host of other intelligent people who behaved out of character at one time or another. Today, rather than seeing improvement, we see a worsening of the condition in which obviously intelligent people do tragically stupid things. Not only that. The increased stupidty is operating at an institutional level. Note the functioning of major financial corporations, regulatory agencies of the federal government, and the United States congress. It is mind bogling.

Answers aren't easy to come by because there are complex political and sociological factors that have bearing on the problem. But at the core--and where it most matters--are psychological and spiritual forces. We need to take a look at individuals and individuals need to take a look at themselves.

This book explores why and it offers possible solutions. The analyses are presented in a readily understandable style with numerous illustrations.

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ISBN:
9781440108600
Publisher:
iUniverse.com
Subject:
Social Science : General
Author:
Ostrom, Ph. D. Gene F.
Author:
D., Gene F. Ostrom Ph.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
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main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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