Big fat liars : how politicians, corporations, and the media use science and statistics to manipulate the public / Morris E. Chafetz.

  • Chafetz, Morris E.
[2005], ©2005
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About this work


Nashville, Tenn. : Nelson Current, [2005], ©2005.

Physical description

xv, 334 pages ; 24 cm



The danger of generalization -- It's all point of view -- I'm okay and if you were like me, you would be okay, too -- Playing god as an institutional right -- The new gods don't know either -- The environmental mess -- Global warming : more heat than light -- Behavior as disease -- Alcohol and alcoholism -- Mushrooms and the misuse of the public health model -- Doctors always get it right, right? -- Correlation as causation -- Bad science and tobacco -- Addiction -- Obesity -- Revolt against the machines -- The attack on business -- Terrorism and other worries -- The money factor -- The assault on personal responsibility -- Dealing with guilt -- Refusing to sell your soul -- The only expert on you is you.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references p. (309-314) and index.


Where to find it

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    Medical Collection
    HM651 2005C46b
    Open shelves

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