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Murphy’s Law


So let’s freely acknowledge that Murphy’s Law plays a role in the aid world.
Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  Satirical Law:  Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
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There are many variations used for the "law"; e.g., "If anything can go wrong, it will, and usually at the most inopportune moment."

The "law" is ascribed to Edward A. Murphy, Jr. (1918-1990), an American aerospace engineer who worked on safety-critical systems .
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  • So let’s freely acknowledge that Murphy’s Law plays a role in the aid world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Murphy’s Law [9] , Parkinson’s Law [9]
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