Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | November 28, 2014

    Eleanor Catton: IMG Eleanor Catton: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$39.99
New Compact Disc
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Business- Customer Service

Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

by

Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

David Cay Johnston has made a name for himself as the defender of the common man, calling out the rich and powerful for cheating the system at the expense of everyone else. Whether he's exposing unjust loopholes in the tax code that help the rich get richer or pointing out how powerful corporations pocket government subsidies at excessive taxpayer expense, Johnston is an eloquent town crier for justice and equality.

Now this bestselling author has turned his attention to the sneaky stipulations hidden in the fine print of just about every contract and government rule. Johnston has been known to whip out a utility bill—any utility bill—and explain line by line what all that mumbo jumbo actually means (and it doesn't mean anything good, unless you happen to be the utility company). Within all that jargon, disclosed in accordance with all requirements to you, the unsuspecting customer, lie the tools many companies use to rob you blind. Even worse is what's missing—all the contractually binding clauses that companies hide elsewhere, yet still enforce.

The Fine Print is essential listening for anyone who wants to wrest power back from devious corporations and end their longstanding consumer abuse.

Synopsis:

Bestselling author David Cay Johnston presents his shocking analysis of the many ways everyday people are systematically victimized by powerful corporations.

About the Author

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, has been called the "de facto chief tax enforcement of the United States." He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch. David was a reporter for the New York Times for thirteen years and now teaches at Syracuse University College of Law. Stephen Hoye has won thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for the New York Times bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. A graduate of London's Guildhall and a veteran of London's West End, Stephen has recorded many other notable titles, such as Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and The Google Story by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452602998
Author:
Johnston, David Cay
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Hoye, Stephen
Author:
McLaren, Todd
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Business-Accounting and Finance
Subject:
Business-Customer Service
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb

Related Subjects

Business » Accounting and Finance
Business » Business Law
Business » Consumer Guides
Business » Customer Service
Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Law » Legal Guides and Reference

Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind New Compact Disc
0 stars - 0 reviews
$39.99 Backorder
Product details pages Tantor Media - English 9781452602998 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author David Cay Johnston presents his shocking analysis of the many ways everyday people are systematically victimized by powerful corporations.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.