Big Fat Liars: How Politicians, Corporations, and the Media use Science and Statistics To Manipulate the Public

Big Fat Liars: How Politicians, Corporations, and the Media use Science and Statistics To Manipulate the Public

by Morris E. Chafetz
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Big Fat Liars: How Politicians, Corporations, and the Media use Science and Statistics To Manipulate the Public by Morris E. Chafetz

These days, you can't turn on a television without hearing that you're probably fat, engaged in unhealthy behavior, failing to get sufficient exercise, destroying the environment through the use of practically every product that makes your life more convenient, and likely to fall victim to just about everything and everyone around you. But not only are the statistics that prove these points based on false information, much of our national dialogue is dictated by this patently bad science-encouraged solely by public and private organizations that leverage these demonstrably untrue facts to bolster their own philosophies and fatten their own pocketbooks. With mounds of solid evidence that contradicts common thought, Morris Chafetz shows the lies behind the facts about today's big issues (for instance, the "obesity epidemic" we hear so much about is the result not of a fatter population but instead a change in bookkeeping in a federal agency, and the evidence used now to frighten us about "global warming" was used a generation ago to frighten us about "global cooling") and encourages readers to look through the money-motivated façade of statistics and government controls and return to a strong attitude of personal responsibility.

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ISBN-13: 9781418576936
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 07/03/2005
Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 769 KB

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Big Fat Liars 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
His chapter on September 11 is way off base. The information on that fateful day is not as we were led to believe and information is plentiful in the form of books, videos, and other means that have the proof that it did not happen the way we were told. I can't believe anyone hasn't gotten the information by now. The proof of what did happen is out there if people want to acknowledge it.