The Predatory Society: Deception in the American Marketplace

The Predatory Society Deception in the American Marketplace Who knows about a business s shady practices than the people who work there In this pioneering study Paul Blumberg examines a wide variety of evidence including over accounts written by workers

  • Title: The Predatory Society: Deception in the American Marketplace
  • Author: Paul Blumberg
  • ISBN: 9780195066548
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who knows about a business s 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, fWho knows about a business s 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 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 mechanic s 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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    • Jennifer says:

      This is a collection of true accounts and confessions by people we work with everyday. For example -A fast food worker tells of what he did to the food of the person who was rude to him.A mechanic tells stories about how he goes about ripping people off.It's an amazing "underbelly" book. Must read for all consumers!

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