Why high-class people get away with incompetence

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14 Jun 2019, 4:09 am

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Belmi et al. do four experiments suggesting that people who come from a higher social class are more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills — even when tests proved that they are average. This unmerited overconfidence is interpreted by strangers as competence. This highlights yet another way that family wealth and parents' education confers an advantage in getting ahead in life.



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14 Jun 2019, 8:21 am

Another untitled article (I titled it "Incompoop") backs this up. It cites a book called "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How To Fix It)" by leadership psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.

The book seeks to answer the question: "How can rational people who have their best interests at heart fall for charismatic con artists who promise them the impossible while pursuing harmful agendas and corrupt selfish interests?" The premise is not that all men are incompetent, but that incompetent men are frequently rewarded by society. The much bigger problem is the lack of career obstacles for incompetent men, especially men of wealth and unearned privilege.

:? ... people like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Mike Pence, Joseph Biden, Bill Clinton, George Bush ...


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14 Jun 2019, 6:43 pm

"rational people who have their best interests at heart "

like whom ? ..



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15 Jun 2019, 3:48 am

:? ... people like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Mike Pence, Joseph Biden, Bill Clinton, George Bush ...[/color][/quote]


well the entire world will remember them with the euphemism - They Tried Their Best . ..



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15 Jun 2019, 3:51 am

tis time's plague when the madmen lead the blind ..
tis time's trouble when big kids fool with big toys ..



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15 Jun 2019, 4:24 am

and judging from the current state of the world it is getting more and more clear to everyobe that our [neo]liberal leaders have very little awareness of a) people of their own country b) people of other countries c) themselves d) human history e) the natural ways of this world

it seems a) the liberals vs the conservatives , b)the moderates vs the populists , c) the pre gen X vs the post gen X will last for quite some time .. all going concurrently. i dont think intelligent ppl bother to run for office at this point of time .. they know this country is insolvable; only power hungry or agenda desperado or really determined ppl do, and the first two likely to flunk things further.



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15 Jun 2019, 5:02 am

every day im pondering
everyday im pondering are they really kind ppl



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15 Jun 2019, 5:20 am

or they locked their heart in the basement of the basement of the basement of the basement .. so the heart will never see the night, the storm, the crows, shrieking bats , ... the heart no longer waits for their return, grows two legs , grows two arms, grows a will of its own, out of being wronged, of boredom , and of naughtiness, digs a basement out of a basement out of a basement out of a basement out of a basement .. the final floor is the ceiling of the heaven, where the body and the heart reunite.



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15 Jun 2019, 12:11 pm

or reagan-clinton-bush-obama are are all closeted communists ..



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18 Jun 2019, 7:18 am

This may also be relevant:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle


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18 Jun 2019, 8:46 am

Because they work at jobs with authority

Job stability


While I could just get fired because "it's not a good match"



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18 Jun 2019, 10:00 am

There is a shortage of competent people to take those jobs.



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21 Jun 2019, 9:43 pm