The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong

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The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong

By Ben Wattenberg
Simon & Schuster, 1984
416 pp. $17.95
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A zestful and entertaining exercise in Monday-morning quarterbacking. The author derides those who have predicted dire events, mostly environmental, which have not come to pass (yet). He uses census data to show how American life is getting better and better. The book is a good example of the "positive thinking" fashionable in the U.S. at the beginning of 1985.