# Knowledge, Power, Time, Work and Money
Equations

### From: Skull (skull@yakko.cs.wmich.edu)

Knowledge is Power

Time is Money

and as every engineer knows, Power is Work over Time.
So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom,
we get:

- K = P (1)
- T = M (2)
- P = W/T (3)

Now, do a few simple substitutions:
Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:

Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:
Knowledge equals Work over Money.

What this MEANS is that:

- The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
- The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

Money equals Work Over Knowledge.
From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge
approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.

What THIS MEANS is:

The More you Make, the Less you Know.

Solving for Work, we get

Work equals Money times Knowledge
From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0.

What THIS MEANS is:

The stupid rich do little or no work.

Working out the socioeconomic implications of this
breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.