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

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

Label
Big fat liars : how politicians, corporations, and the media use science and statistics to manipulate the public
Title
Big fat liars
Title remainder
how politicians, corporations, and the media use science and statistics to manipulate the public
Statement of responsibility
Morris E. Chafetz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chafetz, Morris E
Dewey number
306.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HM651
LC item number
.C46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Expertise
  • Self-esteem
Target audience
adult
Label
Big fat liars : how politicians, corporations, and the media use science and statistics to manipulate the public, Morris E. Chafetz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0510/2005008696.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781595550088
Lccn
2005008696
System control number
  • in012454377
  • (OCoLC)ocm58975986
  • (DLC)602790
  • (DLC)602790
Label
Big fat liars : how politicians, corporations, and the media use science and statistics to manipulate the public, Morris E. Chafetz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0510/2005008696.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781595550088
Lccn
2005008696
System control number
  • in012454377
  • (OCoLC)ocm58975986
  • (DLC)602790
  • (DLC)602790

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