Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity

Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity

Get Out the Shovel--why Everything You Know Is Wrong

Book - 2006
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A mericas favorite investigative reporter, John Stossel, tackles our favorite myths in his characteristic style and challenges us to look at life differently. Myths and Misconceptions covered in the book include: lIs the media unbiased? lAre our schools helping or hurting our kids? lDo singles have a better sex life than married people? lDo we have less free time than we used to? lIs outsourcing bad for American workers? lSuburban sprawl is ruining America. lMoney makes people happier. lThe world is too crowded. lWere drowning in garbage. lProfiteering is evil. lSweatshops exploit people. John Stossel takes on these and many more misconceptions, misunderstandings, and plain old stupidity in this collection that will offer much to love for Give Me a Break fans, and show everyone why conventional wisdomeconomic, political, or socialis often wrong.
Publisher: Hyperion Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9781401302542
Call Number: 973.931 STOSSEL
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Quality of life -- United States.
Social problems -- United States.
Fallacies (Logic) -- United States.
Common fallacies -- United States.


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Apr 29, 2014

Today in America, thanks to the interests who support the likes of Stossel, Ron & Rand Paul, the Clintons, Obama, and other republicons (whether they have an R or D following their names), more American men than women are raped each year [thanks to the largest prison system on the planet, and all those privatized prisons], that is the truth Stossel will overlook. If Stossel doesn't like the government, he must tell his paymasters to alter the behavior of what they own.

Mar 12, 2013

I learned a great deal of information from Mr. Stossel, and his title is certainly correct: Why everything you know is wrong. It's very true. There were a couple things I didn't agree with him on, but I still learned alot. I'm looking forward to reading another of his books soon.


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