The Fifth Risk - Michael Lewis

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If your ambition is to maximize short-term gain without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing the cost. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. There is an upside to ignorance, and a downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.

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user84737 1 year, 5 months ago
I love the subtle irony in this quote.
kiriiya 1 year, 8 months ago
I'll have whatever he's smoking.

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