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Issawi's Law of FrustrationOne cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs -- but it is amazing how manyeggs one can break without making a decent omelette.Issawi's Law of the Conservation of EvilThe total amount of evil in any system remains constant. Hence, any diminution inone direction -- for instance, a reduction in poverty or unemployment -- isaccompanied by an increase in another, e.g., crime or air pollution.
Issawi's Law of the Social SciencesBy the time a social science theory is formulated in such a way that it can be tested,changing circumstances have already made it obsolete.Issawi's Laws of Committo-Dynamics1.Comitas comitatum, omnia comitas.2.The less you enjoy serving on committees, the more likely you are to be pressedto do so.Issawi's Laws of ProgressThe Course of Progress: Most things get steadily worse.The Path of Progress: A shortcut is the longest distance between two points.The Dialectics of Progress: Direct action produces direct reaction.The Pace of Progress: Society is a mule, not a car... If pressed too hard, it will kickand throw off its rider.Issawi's Observation on the Consumption of PaperEach system has its own way of consuming vast amounts of paper: in socialistsocieties by filling large forms in quadruplicate, in capitalist societies by putting uphuge posters and wrapping every article in four layers of cardboard.Italian ProverbShe who is silent consents.JJacob' LawTo err is human -- to blame it on someone else is even more human.Jacquin's Postulate on Democratic GovernmentNo man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.Jake's LawAnything hit with a big enough hammer will fall apart.Jaroslovsky's LawThe distance you have to park from your apartment increases in proportion to theweight of packages you are carrying.
Jay's Laws of Leadership1.Changing things is central to leadership, and changing them before anyone else iscreativity.2.To build something that endures, it is of the greatest important to have a longtenure in office -- to rule for many years. You can achieve a quick success in ayear or two, but nearly all of the great tycoons have continued their building muchlonger.Jenkinson's LawIt won't work.Jinny's LawThere is no such thing as a short beer. (As in, "I'm going to stop off at Joe's for a shortbeer before on the way home.")John Cameron's LawNo matter how many times you've had it, if it's offered, take it, because it'll never bequite the same again.John's AxiomWhen your opponent is down, kick him.John's Collateral CorollaryIn order to get a loan you must first prove you don't need it.Johns Laws of Problems1.Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.2.Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.

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