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Knowledge Is Power

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  • Knowledge is Power
  • Time is Money and as every engineer knows,
  • Power is Work over Time.

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:

(1) K = P
(2) T = M
(3) P = W/T

Now, do a few simple substitutions:

Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:
(4) K = W/T

Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

(5) K = W/M.

Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:

Knowledge equals Work over Money.

What this means is that:

  1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
  2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

(6) M = W/K
Money equals Work Over Knowledge.

From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.

What this means is:

  • The More you Make, the Less you Know.

Solving for Work, we get

(7) W = M K
Work equals Money times Knowledge

From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0.

What this means is:

  • The stupid rich do little or no work.

Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.

 


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