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Wrong: Why Experts (Scientists, Finance Wizards, Doctors, Relationship Gurus, Celebrity CEOs, High-Powered Consultants, Health Officials and More) ... Us---and How to Know When Not to Trust Them [Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged] [MP3 CD]

David H. Freedman , George K. Wilson
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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (10 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400166594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400166596
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,882,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Freedman - at least as far as the current volume goes - has to be considered as one of the more conscientious investigative journalists (in this respect the author is a complete opposite to others of his kind, Matt Ridley with The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves for instance being an example of acting convincingly but falling pray to very basic errors just to support a story). The main topic - the debunking of blind trust in whatever advice comes from experts (be they scientists, consultants, celebrities, or simply anonymous reviewers) - is pretty well covered in the volume.

Unfortunately I would assume that the topic itself limits the appeal of the extremely important message - not all advice, just because it is labelled expert, should be trusted - most people are unlikely to want to read ~250 pages on the various failings of expertise or the system it is arrived at and communicated.

At the same time, for a hobby sceptic, someone with a research background, or an expert (as long as they are able to recognise their own limitations and shrug them off) this is a fairly amusing book, with plenty of anecdotes, stories and real life examples of failure, as well as a pretty convincingly argued case, why such failure occurs.

It is also a book I would warmly recommend to any business executive, medical professional and most certainly every journalist, so that they at least choose or plug the 'wonder cure du jour' with a guilty conscience (one would hope).
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2.0 out of 5 stars It seems the author uses the same practices he complains about 6 May 2014
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The book may have footnotes, or and index, but the audiobook doesn't seem to offer any data to back up the claims of the author. Phrases like "some of the worst" or "mostly" are commonly used as the author expects the reader to take his claims as fact. He also continuously references theorems of "experts" while complaining about believing experts. Clearly, he apparently has selected the "experts" he has chosen to believe. This goes under my category of yet another "BMI" book i.e. "believe me instead".
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