Consumer Economic Issues in America / Edition 8

Consumer Economic Issues in America / Edition 8

by E. Thomas Garman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759320187

ISBN-13: 9780759320185

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: Thomson Learning Custom Publishing

The eighth edition of Consumer Economic Issues in America, is a comprehensive update of one of the most thorough and readable texts in the field. The text is straightforward and highlights the fundamental consumer economic issues affecting all consumers. Author E. Thomas Garman educates and empowers students as they gain knowledge of their rights and

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The eighth edition of Consumer Economic Issues in America, is a comprehensive update of one of the most thorough and readable texts in the field. The text is straightforward and highlights the fundamental consumer economic issues affecting all consumers. Author E. Thomas Garman educates and empowers students as they gain knowledge of their rights and responsibilities as consumers. An emphasis is placed on understanding the American economic system, consumer concepts, evaluative criteria and environmental issues. The book takes a normative, pro-consumer viewpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759320185
Publisher:
Thomson Learning Custom Publishing
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
87.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is the Consumer Interest? 2. The Consumer Movement. 3. Consumer Rights, Responsibilities and Remedies. 4. Rip-offs and Frauds in the Marketplace. 5. Laws That Help Consumers. 6. The Capitalistic American Marketplace. 7. Economic Concepts Critical to Consumer Success. 8. Consumers in the Global Marketplace. 9. Government Regulation of Economic Interests. 10. Government Regulation of Consumer Interests. 11. Policymaking and Consumer Issues. 12. Decision Making in Today's Complex Society. 13. The Planned Buying Process. 14. Food Issues. 15. Health Care Issues. 16. Product Safety Issues. 17. Banking, Credit and Housing Issues. 18. Insurance and Investment Issues. Appendix: Careers in Consumer Affairs.

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