Galileo tried to teach a simple principle that adding more and more layers to a system intended to avert disaster often ironically creates them. Tim Harford's story begins
with the infamous 2017 best picture Oscars mix-up. The principle can be found in all kind of applications from nuclear power plants to financial markets, and more. This 37-minutes podcast is worth a listen.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf