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Citizens Gone Wild : Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Hype and Glory - George Zilbergeld

Citizens Gone Wild

Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Hype and Glory


Published: 14th October 2008
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Citizens Gone Wild is a practical step-by-step guide for anyone interested in thinking for themselves. In this breakthrough book, author George Zilbergeld identifies, explains, and demonstrates twelve specific methods of analysis that anyone can use for critical thinking and decision making. As readers learn these methods they will also be learning skills useful in any profession and will gain the confidence to confront experts in any field. The methods presented here are easy to learn, powerful, and intuitive enough that using them will instantly instill the confidence needed to speak up. Tested over a period of twenty-five years, these methods have been used in a variety of classes and civic groups for professors, teachers, and activist citizens. Citizens Gone Wild can play an important role in empowering students and citizens by providing them with the right methods to think, decide, and speak-up for themselves.

Chapter 1 What Everyone Knows
Chapter 2 Twelve Ways to Become Your Own Public Policy Expert
Chapter 3 Introduction: The Methods
Chapter 4 1. Facts
Chapter 5 2. Comparative Analysis
Chapter 6 3. Opposing Views
Chapter 7 4. Personal Experience
Chapter 8 5. The Numbers
Chapter 9 6. History
Chapter 10 7. Double Standards
Chapter 11 8. The Media
Chapter 12 9. Solutions or Trade-offs?
Chapter 13 10. Apples and Oranges
Chapter 14 11. Language
Chapter 15 12. Inputs or Outputs?
Chapter 16 Appendix: Considering the Source
Chapter 17 Answers to What Everyone Knows

ISBN: 9780761842132
ISBN-10: 0761842136
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 14th October 2008
Publisher: University Press of America