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Give Me a Break

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Give Me a Break

How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media...

By John Stossel

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060529154, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2005

Description

Working as a correspondent for 20/20 and Good Morning America, John Stossel confronted dozens of scam artists: from hacks who worked out of their basements to some of America's most powerful executives and leading politicians. His efforts shut down countless crooks -- both famous and obscure. Then he realized what the real problem was.

In Give Me a Break, Stossel takes on the regulators, lawyers, and politicians who thrive on our hysteria about risk and deceive the public in the name of safety. Drawing on his vast professional experience (as well as some personal ones), Stossel presents an engaging, witty, and thought-provoking argument about the beneficial powers of the free market and free speech.