Wrong Tool Fallacy - FT#44

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In the forty-fourth episode we explore the Wrong Tool Fallacy, starting with Trump using the Dow Jones as a measure of the entire economy and Jared Kushner using number of pages as a measure of the quality of his Middle East peace plan.

In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the very concept of democracy itself, and then watch Arron Banks pit his high-school history against an actual expert.

In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from a homeopath, some Young Earth Creationists and Nigel Tufnell from Spinal Tap, and we learn a lot about Naranjo Algorithms, radiocarbon dating, and amps that go up to 11.

Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.

Then we break down the administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.

The full show notes for this episode can be found at our new website at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft44

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