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Post-Truth : Peak Bullshit - And What We Can Do About It

Britain's favourite intelligent broadcaster explores why lying is so rife - and why we all think we can get away with it. A Malcolm Gladwell-style social psychology/behavioural economics primer' Evening StandardLow-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times? This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth? Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780349123790
Categories Business and Economics, BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development
Author(s) Evan Davis
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Pages 384
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.1cm x 2.5cm x 19.9cm
Weight 0.31 kg

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