Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules

How Our Obsession With Safety Is Putting Us All at Risk

Book - 2016
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Rules exist in the name of our own protection, but has anyone ever stopped to consider exactly how and why? In Playing by the Rules, authors Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon dig deeper to discover the real reasons behind many of the global safety rules and security regulations we obey without question, and their conclusions range from the surprisingly pointless to shockingly dangerous. Does it make sense to surrender your nail clippers to board a plane equipped with an axe on the back of the cockpit door? And is there really a good reason to prevent an adult from swimming in a lake more than a foot deep? This engrossing study will inspire readers to question the people and organizations who come up with life's little guidelines and empower you to live life to the fullest.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781492620716
Branch Call Number: 363.1 BROWN
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanlon, Michael 1964-2016,- Author


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Apr 01, 2016

Kind of disappointed with this book, had hoped for much more. The authors convey events from TV coverage - - so quite inaccurate, although their overriding thesis I agree with.
For instance, the claim is made that the underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutilib [sorry, probably misspelled that], smuggled his wearable bombe aboard, but in reality was stopped from boarding at the French airport by their security for many valid reasons, but a CIA type from the American embassy in France came to the airport and overrode French airport security and ushered him aboard, therefore the underwear bomber did NOT smuggle his incendiaries aboard - - the CIA did! Now why wasn't there an investigation into the CIA afterwards?
Most rules in America tend to be capitalist-oriented, making a buck for somebody!


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