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The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong
The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong
By Ben Wattenberg
Simon & Schuster, 1984, 416 pp.

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.