Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel Of Abc 20/20
Get Out the Shovel -- Why Everything You Know is Wrong

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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.
 

About John Stossel Of Abc 20/20

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John Stossel is co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. He also hosts ABC's John Stossel Specials reports for ABC radio, and ABCNews.com. A graduate of Princeton University, Stossel lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He devotes his time to beach volleyball, youth soccer, and his family.
 
Published May 1, 2007 by Kingswell. 320 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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ABC News correspondent Stossel mines his 20/20 segments for often engaging, frequently tendentious challenges to conventional wisdom, presenting a series of "myths" and then deploying an investigative journalism shovel to unearth "truth."

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Since it does not have to be read sequentially, this is also the type of book with which you can either randomly jump from myth to myth, or simply go where your interests take you.

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A disclaimer: Because I believe in the educational value of Stossel's work (and its potential to be a catalyst for classroom discussion of the topics involved) I have provided modest financial support to intheclassroom.org, the organization that provides copies of Stossel's programs and classroom...

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