This book explores, and explodes, many of the "urban myths" that abound in our culture. It also reveals that many of the things that we believe are true are not, and the reverse. Each segment is rather short, and capable of being read very quickly. I found it quite interesting, and learned (or unlearned) many things I had believed, or not.
But maybe I'm the one who would be surprised by the absence of reason in the world around me. Seems like simple logic would tell people that funeral directors are often greedy predators, that bottled water is a ripoff, that government hurts more than it helps, but perhaps logic isn't so simple, and sense isn't so common as we would like. Stossel (what is he up to these days?) for a while in the 90s and the 2000's was kind of an omnipresent mythbuster … more
John Stossel is a breath of fresh air, demolishing myths on the left and the right. The troubling thing is that everything Stossel says is something that truly informed people should already know from their own diligent reading. For example, Stossel debunks the "cancer epidemic" myth by pointing out that it is primarily a disease of aging. Ben Wattenberg said that more than 20 years ago in his "The Good News Is That The Bad News Is Really Good." If life expectancy hadn't increased so much, there … more
I'm a small town general practice attorney in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. Books are my passion, andI read as many of them asI can. Being the President of the local library board for over … more
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