Big Fat Liars: How Politicians, Corporations, And The Media Use Science And Statistics To Manipulate The Public

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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 fašade of statistics and government controls and return to a strong attitude of personal responsibility.

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Morris Chafetz, who has spent decades observing science, government, the legal system, and the media, is the president of the Health Education Foundation, founder of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and author of nearly 250 articles in professional journals and the popular press. He has served on numerous presidential commissions and has been professionally involved in public health and research fields for more than half a century.

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