Argument is, in the end, foolish. It became a sort of sport or tactic instead of a means to derive sensible conclusions.
Logical fallacies are names given to describe deceptive practices in argument and rhetoric. But knowing logical fallacies doesn’t really teach you how to win arguments. We want to look at how fallacious reasoning is used to do so, in the real world, and how the tricks work.
We're held in contempt by government, "the elite," and corporations. But can you blame them? Maybe we aren't taught much in school, but, yet, we often seem to run into trouble applying the few truths that we are taught. Like those about gases, and density.