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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.

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New edition of a text that provides the information students need to become knowledgeable and assertive consumers. Garman (director of research at a national, non-profit credit counseling organization) presents 18 chapters that emphasize understanding the American economic system, the concepts of consumer sovereignty and the consumer interest, evaluative criteria by which services and products are judged, tools for living, how to analyze issues, money management, and factors that affect buying decisions. He also considers environmental issues as well as the consumer protection efforts of federal, state and local governments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759320185
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning Custom Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/25/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • 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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