Stories where the fine print changes everything, whether you read it or not.
- Act One. Side Effects May Include…
- Act Two. Occupancy May Be Revoked Without Notice.
- Act Three. Restrictions May Apply.
- Act Four. May Be Hazardous To Children.
Stories where reading the fine print—and obeying it—changes everything.
In his new book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, author David Cay Johnston examines the fees that companies have added over the years that have made bills incrementally larger. He tells Fresh Air that companies are misusing language to "confuse people."
Ira Glass, host of Peabody Award-winning radio program “This American Life,” talks about the show and about creating the “This American Life” television series, which was originally shown only on Showtime but is now on Current TV and available on basic cable.