The Fine Print - How Big Companies Use "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind-logo

The Fine Print - How Big Companies Use "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind

David Cay Johnston

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd McLaren

Length:

12h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:23