New York : Portfolio, c2012
x, 305 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781591843580 (hbk.), 1591843588 (hbk.), 9781591843580 (hbk.), 1591843588 (hbk.), 1591843588 :, Language:
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
Author's note -- Jacking up prices -- 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 -- Adding it all up -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
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