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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Upton Sinclair, forfatter, gravejournalist og politisk aktivist, 1878-1968

There’s a lot of aversion to risk. When you get people involved whose job it is to mitigate risk, they’re just going to say no to most things.

Kate Darling, robot expert and teacher at Harvard Law School, 1982

Without achieving what they wanted, they pretended to want what they achieved.

Michael de Montaigne, adelsmann, borgermester, dommer og forfatter, 1533-1592

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

Frédéric Bastiat, økonom, essayist og politiker, 1801-1850

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is clear, simple, and wrong.

H L Mencken, journalist og redaktør, 1880-1956