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The 'greed-intelligence paradox' states that a person cannot be both greedy and intelligent because the two traits are mutually exclusive.

The 'greed-intelligence paradox' encompasses the more detailed 'greed-intelligence inverse correlation', which explains a lot about leaders and people.

The 'greed-intelligence inverse correlation' explains the 'generally true' relationships between levels of greed and overall intelligence within an individual: put simply, greedy people are not particularly intelligent, and intelligent people are not particularly greedy (this would be the general form of the 'greed-intelligence inverse correlation').

These are the 'generally true' statements of the 'greed-intelligence inverse correlation':

- The greedier a person is, the less intelligent that person is.
- The less greedy is a person is, the more intelligent that person is.
- The more intelligent a person is, the less greedy that person is.
- The less intelligent a person is, the more greedy that person is.

In one extreme case of this 'greed-intelligence inverse correlation', we know it is impossible to amass and hoard incredibly large amounts of monetary and material wealth or even want it, while also being a truly highly intelligent person. Highly intelligent people do not hoard money or stuff, they want to enjoy life and nature, and they want to share what they have with others. Truly intelligent people are also honest.
ex. Nikola Tesla was unquestionably the most overall intelligent person who ever lived. Tesla spoke 6 languages, invented the modern AC motor and the radio, and was the most prolific inventor of all time. Tesla lived and died dirt poor and in financial debt. Humanity owes Tesla a great debt of gratitude for the amount of freedom (and liberty from toil) his inventions have afforded mankind. Tesla was an extreme example of the validity of greed-intelligence paradox.

ex. International bankers profit from all major modern global military conflicts and wars --- promoting the killing of innocent people is financially profitable but not intelligent behaviour.

ex. The 'greed-intelligence paradox' explains that exclusively unintelligent people make up the class of incredibly wealthy people (the ruling class) on the planet, which explains why planet Earth is in such a mess from economic, environmental, moral and social perspectives. It is quite evident that wealthy unintelligent people are running and ruining the planet.

*** People have no business equating high net worth with high intelligence --- precisely the inverse is true. ***
by GlennyJ November 10, 2013
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