Barach’s Law

Eponymous laws have been the rage since the 14th-century English logician and franciscan friar, William of Ockham cut himself shaving. We have Moore’s Law, Murphy’s Law, Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, Newton’s Law of Motion, Jude Law and more. I don’t want to do this, but the pressure on me has been building to clearly define Barach’s Law. Well, here it is:

America rewards mediocrity.

It’s just that simple. For those of you who like complex, here is a breakdown of what Barach’s Law means:

America -  America refers to the only country in the north, central, and southern Americas that makes any difference. The United States. A country that is defined not by democracy but by capitalism, as I explained in my essay titled Manifesto.

Rewards - Since the US is a capitalist society, there is only one way that rewards can be measured. The Almighty Dollar. Therefore America rewarding is about financial success.

Mediocrity - This is perhaps the most misunderstood part of Barach’s Law. Mediocrity is not the same as mediocre. To achieve mediocrity one must excel at the mediocre. This may seem like an oxymoron, but excelling at the mediocre means being remarkable at marketing something of dubious quality, to the point where it either becomes ubiquitous or appears valuable. For a more detailed explanation and examples visit The Mediocrity Principle.

So, there we have it. Barach’s Law. I’m hoping that it achieves enough mediocrity to make me wealthy and thereby prove itself.

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