Books by Joseph Ganem

Fake Science Is Killing Our Schools - and Our Republic

Science is both a method for understanding and a guide for decision making. It can and should be the foundation for citizenship: logic, reasoning, challenging claims, making choices based on verifiable fact. Authentic science education is key to producing informed, engaged citizens. It can’t be separated from the culture in which it operates.

Instead, we’re in the most vicious cycle imaginable for a democracy—but perfect for a corporatist kleptocracy. With agenda-driven leaders using pseudoscience to justify bad educational policy, education has become a dehumanizing tool for mass producing compliant workers who accept what they’re told and do what they’re asked.

Physicist and educator Dr. Joseph Ganem rips the lid off of this neatly packaged scam. He exposes the dangers of pseudoscience in the hands of decision-makers, educators, and students. In nothing less than a compelling new vision for 21st century education, he calls us to reject pseudoscience in all forms, engage in a collective search for truth, and commit to an authentic education for every child.

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Are You Being Duped By Numbers? Do Something About It

You see the "deals" every day: two for the price of one ... a lifetime of savings ... offer only good if you buy today ... low, low, low monthly payments ... zero percent interest! The sound too good to be true, and they are! While not technically illegal, companies spend millions of dollars advertising intentionally misleading numbers to take way more of your money than necessary. Tired of getting ripped off?

Part expose of widespread numerical trickery, part guide on how to shop intelligently, The Two Headed Quarter will forever change the way you decide to buy. Packed with handy resources, tables, charts, and worksheets, this one-of-a-kind book takes the guesswork out of buying everything from fruit juice to financial services.

You'll learn:

  • Why 0% financing can be the most expensive way to finance a purchase
  • How women can be treated "equally" and still lag behind men on pay
  • Why average investors do worse than market averages
  • What conditions are needed to make money gambling
  • How much fat, sugar, carbs, and salt are really in the food you eat
  • What kinds of insurance you actually need
  • Why it's so difficult to get out of debt
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