David Robins's Reviews > Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel -- Why Everything You Know is Wrong

Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel
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Jul 30, 2010

it was amazing
Read in July, 2010

While it contains a lot of debunking of urban legends (e.g., cold temperatures cause, or make one more likely to catch, colds), it does far better in highlighting so many areas where the government infringes individual rights to our detriment. Some examples include consumer "protection", licensure of lawyers (violent prevention of competition), the ADA, FDA, EPA, global warming, and farming subsidies. It makes me sick when I realize the state uses its violent monopoly to stop people from doing jobs people want to hire them for - law advice, electrical work, plumbing - and will lock them up if they persist. This is not a free country. Bring on the revolution.

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