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Title: The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use ‘Plain English’ to Rob You Blind -David Cay Johnston
START DATE: Wednesday November 28
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details:
Capitola Book Café
1475 41st Ave, Capitola, Ca, 95010
Event Type: Speaker
Author Event: David Cay Johnston, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

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, bestselling author Johnston (Free Lunch) is an eloquent town crier for justice and equality. Now this local writer has turned his attention to the sneaky stipulations hidden in the fine print of just about every contract and government rule. He reveals how businesses, with the consent of government agencies, rip off consumers in plain sight. No other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in America to gouge customers, shortchange workers, and erect barriers to fair play. Although Johnston's research is meant to shame those responsible for this injustice, the book also serves to empower recipients of the bills so they can demand repayment and maybe even systemic reform. The author hopes to encourage organized campaigns aimed at all levels and branches of government.

Event is free.
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