Re: Incompetence or Evil
Reminds me of a theory called Inverse Incompetence.
I first heard of this at a site in the 90's used to understand the retention of some managers. It explained that people with bad enough plans who can execute them poorly enough may end up achieving something unintended, even beneficial. Superiors, not (never) familiar with details end up basing opinions of the individuals competence and effectiveness on misleading results.