## The Peter Principle Proven

In case you've ever wondered why ignorance rises to the executive level, here is a simple explanation that is also a mathematical proof:

Knowledge is Power.

Time is Money.

And, as every actuary (with some physics training) knows:

Work

---------- = Power

TimeSo, if

Knowledge = Power

and

Time = Moneythen through simple substitutions,

Work

---------- = Knowledge

MoneySolving for Money, we get:

Work

-------------- = Money

KnowledgeThus, If Work is held constant as a positive number (no matter how small!) Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches zero.

What this means is:

All else being equal, the less you know, the more you make