This clever book explains how we can resist bias and manipulation and better interpret the information we receive.Our lives are minefields of misinformation. Stories, statistics, and studies lie to us on a daily basis. Not only this but, as author Alex Edmans reveals, our brains lie to us too. May Contain Lies provides readers with a comprehensive toolkit for better separating fact from fiction, identifying misinformation, and making better decisions.
Edmans argues that we need to acknowledge and understand the role that our own human biases play in interpreting and digesting the information that we consume. It's only when we do that we can actively resist being manipulated and make informed decisions that improve our lives. Illuminating and timely, May Contain Lies provides a practical guide to help anyone discern whether a statement really is fact, a fact truly is data, data genuinely is evidence, and evidence actually is proof.