Book Review: Wrong

While listening to contradictory reports about health, business and a host of other topics have you ever wondered if the so-called experts have a clue about what’s really going on? Freedman wrote this book to demonstrate how deeply rooted biases and academia pressures can lead experts to draw the wrong conclusions and how to go about finding the truth amidst a flood of information. Unfortunately, Freedman’s eleven rules about how to separate the genuinely knowledgeable from the wantabes is too vague to be of much help. By not adequately demonstrating the differences between legitimate experts in their own field from the charlatans, Freedman frequently falls prey to the same degree of generalization that his subjects do. Still, this makes for entertaining reading as everything from economics to animal testing is exposed to the author’s critical eye.

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