The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blindby David Cay Johnston
David Cay Johnston, the bestselling author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch, is famous for exposing the perfidies of our biggest institutions. Now he turns his attention to the ways huge corporations hide sneaky stipulations in just/i>/i>/b>
A bestselling author’s shocking analysis of the many ways we are victimized by corporations
David Cay Johnston, the bestselling author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch, is famous for exposing the perfidies of our biggest institutions. Now he turns his attention to the ways huge corporations hide sneaky stipulations in just about every contract, often with government permission.
No other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in America to gouge customers, shortchange workers, and erect barriers to fair play. Johnston shares solutions you can use to fight back against the obscure fees and taxes, and to help end these devious practices.
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“If you enjoy learning about the dirty little secrets behind the ways powerful businesses make their profits, you probably will like this book.”
—The Washington Post
Meet the Author
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of books including the New York Times bestsellers Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch.
Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos, narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel, and films.
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Johnston brings up many points that cost American people and companies excessive money. It will help you understand how we have created the mess that we are in. Primarily he is saying a couple things that I took away; large corporations have excessive influence on what and how something is over regulated or insufficiently regulated & many of our important services (utilities and transportation) are essentially monopolies. Money buys power and influence which is pretty much common knowledge.
David Cay Johnston continues to amaze. I'm learning much about how Goverment and Corporations bilk the common family out of funds that should go to the betterment of all society.
I just heard about this guy on NPR. This guy is so cool.