### Laughter is the Best Medicine XXVI: A Mathematical Proof

In the process of checking out a particular website, I drifted off to a collection of business jokes, most of which are fairly lame, but some of which caught my fancy. For instance ...

Engineers and scientists will never make as much money as business executives. Now a rigorous mathematical proof has been developed that explains why this is true:

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.

Postulate 2: Time is Money.

As every engineer knows,

Work = Power x Time

Since Knowledge = Power, and Time = Money, we have:

Work = Knowledge x Money

Solving for Money, we get:

Money = Work/Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge decreases, Money increases, regardless of how much Work is done.

Engineers and scientists will never make as much money as business executives. Now a rigorous mathematical proof has been developed that explains why this is true:

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.

Postulate 2: Time is Money.

As every engineer knows,

Work = Power x Time

Since Knowledge = Power, and Time = Money, we have:

Work = Knowledge x Money

Solving for Money, we get:

Money = Work/Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge decreases, Money increases, regardless of how much Work is done.

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