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Ballooning government? Millionaire welfare queens? Tort lawyers run amok? A $330,000 outhouse, paid for with your tax dollars? John Stossel says, "Give me a break."

When he hit the airwaves thirty years ago, Stossel chased snake-oil peddlers, rip-off artists, and corporate thieves, winning the applause of his peers.

But along the way, he noticed that there was something far more troublesome going on: While the networks screamed about the dangers of coffee pots, worse risks were ignored.

In Give Me a Break, Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests. Taking on such sacred cows as the FDA, the War on Drugs, and scare-mongering environmental activists — and backing up his trademark irreverence with careful reasoning and research — he shows how the problems that government tries and fails to fix can be solved better by the extraordinary power of the free market.

He traces his journey from cub reporter to 20/20 co-anchor, revealing his battles to get his ideas to the public, his struggle to overcome stuttering, and his eventual realization that, for years, much of his reporting missed the point.

Stossel concludes the book with a modest proposal for change. It's a simple plan in the spirit of the Founding Fathers to ensure that America remains a place "where free minds — and free markets — make good things happen."

Synopsis:

In "Give Me a Break," ABCUs veteran correspondent John Stossel delivers a sharp, witty account of how his years of ferreting out frauds and exposing government corruption have transformed him from a liberal consumer reporter to a lover of laissez faire. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

John Stossel is co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. He also hosts ABC's John Stossel Specials reports for ABC radio, and ABCNews.com. A graduate of Princeton University, Stossel lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He devotes his time to beach volleyball, youth soccer, and his family.John Stossel is co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. He also hosts ABC's John Stossel Specials reports for ABC radio, and ABCNews.com. A graduate of Princeton University, Stossel lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He devotes his time to beach volleyball, youth soccer, and his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060585679
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Stossel John
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Stossel, John
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Stossel, John
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Stossel, John
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Stossel John
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Stossel, John
Publisher:
HarperAu
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Mass Media - Electronics Media
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television broadcasting
Subject:
Mass media and culture
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Audiobooks on compact discs
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
GTR-21
Publication Date:
20040120
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from PreS to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8 x 10 in 8.32 oz
Age Level:
from 3 to 6

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Engineering » Communications » Television
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media

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"Synopsis" by , In "Give Me a Break," ABCUs veteran correspondent John Stossel delivers a sharp, witty account of how his years of ferreting out frauds and exposing government corruption have transformed him from a liberal consumer reporter to a lover of laissez faire. Abridged. 5 CDs.

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