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The Resource The fine print : how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind, David Cay Johnston

The fine print : how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind, David Cay Johnston

Label
The fine print : how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind
Title
The fine print
Title remainder
how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind
Statement of responsibility
David Cay Johnston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, David Cay
Dewey number
364.16/8
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5681.I7
LC item number
J64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Invoices
  • Corporations
Label
The fine print : how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind, David Cay Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-291) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Billing -- Corporate power unlimited -- Buffet buys a railroad -- Railroaded -- In twenty-ninth place and fading fast -- Profits upkeep commission -- "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 -- "We're going to take your house" -- Giving to Goldman -- Please die soon -- / your 201K -- Wimpy's tab -- Pfizer's bitter pill -- Hollywood robbery -- One silly software -- Two pilfering your paycheck -- Three of commas and character -- Four what it all means -- Five solutions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn794556065
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 305 p.
Isbn
9781591843580
Lccn
2012019318
System control number
(OCoLC)794556065
Label
The fine print : how big companies use "plain English" to rob you blind, David Cay Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-291) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Billing -- Corporate power unlimited -- Buffet buys a railroad -- Railroaded -- In twenty-ninth place and fading fast -- Profits upkeep commission -- "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 -- "We're going to take your house" -- Giving to Goldman -- Please die soon -- / your 201K -- Wimpy's tab -- Pfizer's bitter pill -- Hollywood robbery -- One silly software -- Two pilfering your paycheck -- Three of commas and character -- Four what it all means -- Five solutions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn794556065
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 305 p.
Isbn
9781591843580
Lccn
2012019318
System control number
(OCoLC)794556065

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