Doubt is Their Product – David Michaels
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How Industry’s Assault on Science Threathens Your Health
JRS: Still 100% applicable to industry tactics to pollute scientific research with « nothing wrong » results.
A former government regulator reveals how the tobacco industry’s duplicitous tactics created a multi-million dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards, in an expose of how the regulatory system has been further undermined by the Bush administration to favor polluters, the manufacturers of dangerous products, and unscrupulous corporate interests. « …A powerful, thorough indictment of the way big business has ignored, suppressed or distorted vital scientific evidence to the detriment of the public’s health. »-Nature.
Read the 7 page ‘Doubt is Their Product’ article by author David Michaels in Scientfic American
Oxford University Press
254 x 171 x 25 mm
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Lisa C –
This book is a really great book on how the industry has manipulated the science and research to make an argument. It is a wonderful and insightful read. Dr. Michaels is also a passionate individual and you can tell he has done his homework on this topic. I recommend everyone read it to see how industries and politics play into what consumers purchase and how they make decisions.
David Michaels’ book is one of the most significant and important books about how « science » works and doesn’t work, and how in our society the rules are set in such a way that the rich and powerful can manufacture their own « science » and make it come out however they want it to come out. And the way the rich and powerful want it to come out is for them to make more money, often by passing the cost of death and disease associated with their products and processes on to the public. After reading this book, whenever you hear industry spokespeople talking about « science » you will know that they are really just lobbying for.a position that will result in profit for them and loss for you.
John Brandenberger –
This is a must read book for anyone who wants to understand how our society has digressed into a greedy polluting corporate mess. The author documents and provides a multitude of examples from his real life experiences as Assistant Sec. of DOE. I highly recommend this book and use it myself whenever I want to understand how things work or don’t in our government. People say that they fear big government but they need to realize that it’s big business that’s the threat. If you crave to understand our dlelicate system of checks and balances read this book.