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Stossel, John

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Myths, lies, and downright stupidity : get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong by John Stossel( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and misconceptions covered in the book include: Is the media unbiased? Are our schools helping or hurting our kids? Do singles have a better sex life than married people? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is outsourcing bad for American workers? Suburban sprawl is ruining America; money makes people happier; the world is too crowded; we're drowning in garbage; profiteering is evil; sweatshops exploit people. Investigative reporter Stossel takes on these issues and many more.--From publisher description
No, they can't : why government fails--but individuals succeed by John Stossel( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times" bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society
Shopping smart : the only consumer guide you'll ever need by John Stossel( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Motors : from dream to downfall( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparisons between General Motors and the Titanic are unfortunate, but inevitable. Confusing luxury with reliability, favoring a bloated status quo over true innovation, and ignoring a host of danger signals, GM finally fell victim to its own errors. This ABC News program studies the economic icebergs that sent the company into bankruptcy-as well as the technological life rafts that could, if properly utilized, save it from oblivion. Outlining the crippled juggernaut's glory days and its entry into troubled waters during the 1970s and '80s, the video documents plant closings, the 2008 auto industry bailout, and GM's struggle to produce viable electric and hybrid vehicles. Guests include Why GM Matters author William Holstein, former Presidential car czar Steve Rattner, and former General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson
Men, women & the sex difference( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the differences between the sexes and whether they are the result of biology or environment
Myths, lies, and downright stupidity [get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong] by John Stossel( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The investigative reporter and consumer advocate debunks popular myths and misconceptions about suburban sprawl, whether or not money makes people happier, media bias, and other social, political, and economic issues
Race and sex : what we think (but can't say)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typecast, label, pigeonhole, it doesn't matter what word is used, they all mean the same thing -- to stereotype. As John Stossel reports, many people say it's natural to stereotype, and psychologists say we still categorize by things like age and race and gender because our brains are wired to do it automatically
20-20( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discovered which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results
Teaching tools for macroeconomics, government, and international trade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the rich get a break at tax time-or do they pay more than their share? Who benefits and who suffers when sweatshops are allowed to operate? Are gas prices as outrageous as everyone thinks? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who uses real-world situations to address provocative macroeconomic questions. In a straightforward style well-known to viewers of 20/20, Stossel covers a wide range of concepts and overturns many common assumptions
Teaching tools for microeconomics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are prescription drug prices as outrageous as they are made out to be? Should farmers receive government subsidies, simply because they grow certain crops? What does it mean to be poor in America? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who explores microeconomic questions through challenging, real-world examples. In his trademark down-to-earth style, Stossel digs into human dilemmas that will be sure to generate discussions of money, business, and society
The in crowd and social cruelty( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ABC News special dealing with school social cliques and bullying
Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government, and International Trade by John Stossel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15 clips initially prepared for ABC television (20/20 and various Stossel specials). The clips have been modified and designed especially for classroom use. DVD also contains an instructor's manual with discussion questions, testing material and related activities
You can't say that! : what's happening to free speech?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who determines when one person's right to expression must give way to another's sense of propriety? ABC News correspondent John Stossel looks at growing constraints on free speech made in the interest of protecting the public from offense
Teaching Tools for Microeconomics by John Stossel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are prescription drug prices as outrageous as they are made out to be? Should farmers receive government subsidies, simply because they grow certain crops? What does it mean to be poor in America? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who explores microeconomic questions through challenging, real-world examples. In his trademark down-to-earth style, Stossel digs into human dilemmas that will be sure to generate discussions of money, business, and society
The difference between men and women( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program on the neurological basis of differences between men and women. 20/20 correspondents report on the female brain, the gender gap and the brainwork behind sex, as well as question some common myths between the sexes. Includes interviews with doctors, including neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine
John Stossel goes to Washington (VHS) by John Stossel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABC News reporter John Stossel goes to the nation's capitol and turns the idea of "consumer reporting" on government itself. In the process, he uncovers governmental waste, incompetence and abuse of power. He looks at taxes, how the government tracks money, and how the government uses that money
Greed : with John Stossel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the profit motive has spurred civilization's accomplishments. Provides examples that show in order to get money from people, one must provide value for them in return; thus, everybody wins. Interviews profit-motivated people ranging from Ted Turner to small business owners to assembly-line workers. Shows how their self-interest becomes society's gain. Segment 1 covers competition (incentives), scarcity, exchange, comparitive advantage, zero-sum fallacy, and the robber baron myth. Segment 2 covers rules and human behavior, prisoner's dilemma, property rights, the money bowl experiment, and the "commons." Segment 3 covers the definition of greed, income distribution, marginal productivity, junk bonds. corporate takeovers, wealth, and growth
No, they can't [why government fails-- but individuals succeed] by John Stossel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning reporter John Stossel shares his view on the free market and why less government is good government
Give me a break : [how I exposed hucksters, cheats, and scam artists and became the scourge of the liberal media] by John Stossel( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballooning government? Millionaire welfare queens? Tort lawyers run amok? A $330,000 outhouse, paid for with your tax dollars? John Stossel says, "Give me a break." When he hit the airwaves thirty years ago, Stossel chased snake-oil peddlers, rip-off artists, and corporate thieves, winning the applause of his peers. But along the way, he noticed that there was something far more troublesome going on: While the networks screamed about the dangers of coffee pots, worse risks were ignored. In Give Me a Break, Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests. Taking on such sacred cows as the FDA, the War on Drugs, and scare-mongering environmental activists -- and backing up his trademark irreverence with careful reasoning and research -- he shows how the problems that government tries and fails to fix can be solved better by the extraordinary power of the free market. He traces his journey from cub reporter to 20/20 co-anchor, revealing his battles to get his ideas to the public, his struggle to overcome stuttering, and his eventual realization that, for years, much of his reporting missed the point. Stossel concludes the book with a modest proposal for change. It's a simple plan in the spirit of the Founding Fathers to ensure that America remains a place "where free minds -- and free markets -- make good things happen."
The Pay Gap: Sexism or Something Else?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Farrell protested alongside Gloria Steinem in support of women's rights and was even elected to the board of NOW-three times. But Farrell is also the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap-and What Women Can Do About It. In this brief ABC News segment, John Stossel considers the opposing views of Farrell and Martha Burk, chair of the NCWO and author of Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It. It's about supply and demand, states Farrell, not sexism: higher compensation generally means bigger sacrifices on the home front-a cost most women are statistically less willing to bear than men
 
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Myths, lies, and downright stupidity : get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong
Alternative Names
Ioannes Stossel

John Stossel Amerikaans televisiepresentator

John Stossel US-amerikanischer Journalist, Fernsehmoderator und libertärer Aktivist

Стоссел, Джон

스토셀, 존

Languages
English (108)

Polish (2)

Turkish (1)

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Myths, lies, and downright stupidity [get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong]Race and sex : what we think (but can't say)No, they can't [why government fails-- but individuals succeed]Give me a break : [how I exposed hucksters, cheats, and scam artists and became the scourge of the liberal media]Give me a break : [how I exposed hucksters, cheats, and scam artists and became the scourge of the liberal media]Give Me a Break