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54 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 March 2007 06:04PM

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Comment author: Arnold_Kling 15 March 2007 08:20:31PM 1 point [-]

There is a business joke that says you cannot make something idiot-proof, because they can always build a better idiot.

With financial scams, for instance, you can always stop a fool from participating in one particular scam. But if the fool is determined to participate in some scam, somehow, you cannot stop the fool. I think that many fools have that degree of determination.