How to Spot Dishonest Arguments and keep your own thinking straight
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Debates and arguments are now ubiquitous on social media, cable TV, and around the water cooler at work. Most find these extremely frustrating because they fail to recognize they intellectually dishonest arguments of their opponents. Colleges promise to teach their graduates how to think critically, but although many have such courses, they are mandatory only for a few majors. How to Spot Dishonest Arguments also tells you how to keep your own thinking straight with chapters on probability and statistics, the scientific method, decision making, risk management, chronic liars like politicians, journalists, forecasters. Also, the new field of behavioral economics, lying with graphics, legal lies, and engineering thinking.