Predatory Society: Deception in the American Marketplace Paul Blumberg

ISBN: 9781280525360

Published: February 16th 2012

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272 pages


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Predatory Society: Deception in the American Marketplace  by  Paul Blumberg

Predatory Society: Deception in the American Marketplace by Paul Blumberg
February 16th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781280525360 | 9.73 Mb

Who knows more about a businesss shady practices than the people who work there? In this pioneering study, Paul Blumberg examines a wide variety of evidence, including over 600 accounts written by workers who disclose in elaborate detail theMoreWho knows more about a businesss shady practices than the people who work there? In this pioneering study, Paul Blumberg examines a wide variety of evidence, including over 600 accounts written by workers who disclose in elaborate detail the deceptions their employers practiced on the public.

Employed in a wide variety of business enterprises--supermarkets, restaurants, fish markets, department stores, gas stations, drug stores, pet stores, and many more--these workers pull back the curtain and reveal the hidden recesses of the American marketplace.

Blumberg documents these deceptions in numerous vivid stories, providing readers with a trenchant handbook on survival in America. He tells of stores that routinely mark prices up before a sale- gas stations that sell regular gas as high test- auto mechanics who spray-paint customers old car parts and then charge them for new parts (in one gas stations, the workers claimed that the mechanics best tool was his paint can)- and pharmacists who sell generic drugs and charge name-brand prices.

But equally important, he provides an insightful analysis of why deception pervades the American marketplace.- Though at times amusing, The Predatory Society is also frequently disturbing for what it says about private capitalism: how dishonesty is all but built into the American marketplace, and how this dishonesty has potentially disastrous effects on trust and community in our society.



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