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The fine print : how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, ©2012.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch presents a sobering analysis of the ways everyday people are systematically victimized by corporate interests, revealing small-print tactics in commonplace consumer agreements while sharing recommendations for how to combat consumer-targeting abuses.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Johnston
ISBN: 9781591843580 1591843588
OCLC Number: 794556065
Description: x, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Billing --
Corporate power unlimited --
Buffett buys a railroad --
Railroaded --
In twenty-ninth place and fading fast --
Profits upkeep commissions --
"We lead the industry with integrity" --
Paying other people's taxes --
Investors beware --
Playing with fire --
Draining pockets --
How we beat the garbage gougers and their stinking high prices --
Fee fatigue --
"Wells Fargo will take your house" --
Giving to Goldman --
Please die soon --
Your 201(k) plan --
Wimpy's tab --
Pfizer's bitter pill --
Hollywood robbery --
Silly software --
Pilfering your paycheck --
Of commas and character --
What it all means --
Solutions.
Responsibility: David Cay Johnston.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch presents a sobering analysis of the ways everyday people are systematically victimized by corporate interests, revealing small-print tactics in commonplace consumer agreements while sharing recommendations for how to combat consumer-targeting abuses.

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