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Carlo M. Cipolla
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Carlo M. Cipolla

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Carlo M. Cipolla (1922 - 2000) was an Italian economic historian, Fulbright Fellow and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Cipolla was elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 1989 and awarded the International Balzan Prize for Economic History in 1995. He also held honorary degrees in Italy and Switzerland.

His classic treatise The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity has sold more than half a million copies worldwide in over ten languages.

Books by Carlo M. Cipolla

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

The first UK and US publication of the classic international bestseller that set out to detect, understand and neutralise the most powerful dark force known to man: stupidity.

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