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Stossel, John

Overview
Works: 310 works in 507 publications in 3 languages and 11,600 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Film adaptations  Television feature stories 
Roles: Author, Host, Reporter, Interviewer, Narrator, Commentator
Classifications: AZ999, 001.9
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Stossel
Publications by John Stossel
Most widely held works by John Stossel
Myths, lies, and downright stupidity : get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong by John Stossel( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,942 libraries worldwide
Myths and misconceptions covered in the book include: Is the media unbiased? Are our schools helping or hurting our kids? Do singles have a better sex life than married people? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is outsourcing bad for American workers? Suburban sprawl is ruining America; money makes people happier; the world is too crowded; we're drowning in garbage; profiteering is evil; sweatshops exploit people. Investigative reporter Stossel takes on these issues and many more.--From publisher description
No, they can't : why government fails--but individuals succeed by John Stossel( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 858 libraries worldwide
"New York Times" bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society
Shopping smart : the only consumer guide you'll ever need by John Stossel( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Myths, lies, and downright stupidity [get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong] by John Stossel( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The investigative reporter and consumer advocate debunks popular myths and misconceptions about suburban sprawl, whether or not money makes people happier, media bias, and other social, political, and economic issues
Men, women & the sex difference ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Looks at the differences between the sexes and whether they are the result of biology or environment
Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government, and International Trade by John Stossel( visu )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Do the rich get a break at tax time-or do they pay more than their share? Who benefits and who suffers when sweatshops are allowed to operate? Are gas prices as outrageous as everyone thinks? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who uses real-world situations to address provocative macroeconomic questions. In a straightforward style well-known to viewers of 20/20, Stossel covers a wide range of concepts and overturns many common assumptions
Race and sex what we think (but can't say) ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Typecast, label, pigeonhole, it doesn't matter what word is used, they all mean the same thing -- to stereotype. As John Stossel reports, many people say it's natural to stereotype, and psychologists say we still categorize by things like age and race and gender because our brains are wired to do it automatically
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discover which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results
Give me a break [how I exposed hucksters, cheats, and scam artists and became the scourge of the liberal media] by John Stossel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests
You can't say that! what's happening to free speech? ( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Who determines when one person's right to expression must give way to another's sense of propriety? ABC News correspondent John Stossel looks at growing constraints on free speech made in the interest of protecting the public from offense
The blame game are we a country of victims? ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Examines the excesses of the "victims movement" and how this tendency to blame our misfortunes on anyone but ourselves affects public policy and the workplace. More and more often, we claim to be "victims" of bad parents, an unjust society, a disability. Why should we accept responsibility for what happens to us?
The Difference between men and women ( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
A program on the neurological basis of differences between men and women. 20/20 correspondents report on the female brain, the gender gap and the brainwork behind sex, as well as question some common myths between the sexes. Includes interviews with doctors, including neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine
No, they can't [why government fails-- but individuals succeed] by John Stossel( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Award-winning reporter John Stossel shares his view on the free market and why less government is good government
Teens what makes them tick ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Looks at the mental and physical differences between teenagers and adults. Seeks scientific explanations for why teens act the way they do, sometimes even weird in adults' eyes
Are we scaring ourselves to death? ( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A discussion of the things that Americans fear the most: crime, environmental pollution, food contamination, accidents, etc. and the way in which statistics and news reporting have made the situation seem worse than it is
The In crowd and social cruelty ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
An ABC News special dealing with school social cliques and bullying
Child safety outdoors ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Learn about these topics: Car seat safety, pedestrian safety, playground safety, safety on tricycles, bicycles, etc
General Motors from dream to downfall ( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Comparisons between General Motors and the Titanic are unfortunate, but inevitable. Confusing luxury with reliability, favoring a bloated status quo over true innovation, and ignoring a host of danger signals, GM finally fell victim to its own errors. This ABC News program studies the economic icebergs that sent the company into bankruptcy-as well as the technological life rafts that could, if properly utilized, save it from oblivion. Outlining the crippled juggernaut's glory days and its entry into troubled waters during the 1970s and '80s, the video documents plant closings, the 2008 auto industry bailout, and GM's struggle to produce viable electric and hybrid vehicles. Guests include Why GM Matters author William Holstein, former Presidential car czar Steve Rattner, and former General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson
Media hype when news coverage goes too far ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Examines factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and danger in the news media, using stories involving murder, shark attack, road rage, and carjacking as examples of skewed reporting
Microeconomics from John Stossel ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
16 clips initially prepared for ABC television (20/20 and various Stossel specials). The clips have been modified and designed especially for classroom use. DVD also contains an instructor's manual with discussion questions, testing material and related activities
 
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English (106)
Spanish (1)
Turkish (1)
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