Perhaps some of you already have heard of this book by David Michaels, entitled Doubt is Our Product–which is basically the most comprehensive documentation yet of the war on science being conducted by private industry. But nevertheless, I want to emphasize again that you need to check it out if you haven’t already. See my review here, Science Progress’s interview with Michaels here, and, if you’re in D.C., a Center for American Progress event where he’s speaking tomorrow that you should attend.
Basically, as the author of The Republican War on Science, even I found outrageous stories in Michaels’ book that I had never heard of, and so grew ever more convinced that this problem of science abuse is systematic–going back to the days of the tobacco industry and becoming worse and worse over time. To even begin to grasp the extent of the issue, we need Michaels’ book as a starting point. Get it now, and spread the word….