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Published: 09 April 2020

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780190922665

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The Triumph of Doubt

Dark Money and the Science of Deception

David Michaels

  • An insider's look at the machinations of manufactured doubt in science — bogus studies, congressional testimonies, think-tank policy documents — and how they have risen to prominence in American life and government
  • Details how corporations manipulate science not just to defend dangerous products and activities, but also to market them as safe
  • New details around high-profile cases of manufactured, misleading uncertainty, including in car manufacturing, professional sports, our food and drink, and the air we breathe
  • Argues that the anti-science policies of the Trump Administration are not new, but are instead the outcome of decades-long campaigns by the tobacco and fossil fuel industries to stop regulation of deadly products
  • Exposes how corporations "work the referees" in the regulatory process to ensure their products are not labeled as cancer-causing — even when they are
  • Authored by President Obama's OSHA administrator and chief safety officer of the nuclear weapons complex under President Clinton

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