What's There to Be Afraid Of?
Are you worried that a life of poverty awaits you in old age? Anxious that our planet is under threat from climate change? You’re not alone. But should you really be worried? This revealing book strips away the hysteria that surrounds over forty of today’s most common scare stories, from overpopulation and murder rates to fish shortages and obesity levels.
Simon Briscoe holds a degree is social sciences and has worked in the civil service, investment banking, and has been the statistics editor at The Financial Times in the UK since 1999. He lives in London.