Consumer Survival: An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection

Editors: Reiboldt, Wendy and Mallers, Melanie Horn
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $283.50
ISBN: 978-1-59-884936-3
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Economics
Image Count: 67
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Designed to empower readers to advocate for themselves and others, this wide-ranging encyclopedia reveals a surprising range of resources and options that consumers have at their disposal.

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Table of Contents

  • VOLUME ONE
  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contextual Essay
  • Government Chart
  • Presidential Chart
  • A
  • Abuse, Child.
  • Abuse, Elder.
  • Activism
  • Administration on Aging (AoA)
  • Advertising
  • Affinity Fraud
  • Affirmative Action.
  • American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Annual Percentage Rate.
  • Arbitration
  • Attorney General Office (AG)
  • Auto Purchasing
  • Auto Safety Regulations.
  • B
  • Bait and Switch
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Bicycle Safety Standard
  • Boycotts
  • Brockovich, Erin
  • Buckley Amendment.
  • Bullying
  • Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • C
  • CARD Act.
  • Carson, Rachel
  • CARU (Children's Advertising Review Unit).
  • Caveat Emptor
  • Caveat Venditor
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Certified Financial Planners™
  • Charity and Philanthropic Giving
  • Checks 21 Act
  • Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU).
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Cigarette Labeling Act
  • Class Action Law Suits
  • Clayton Act.
  • Commission on Civil Rights
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Act
  • Complaint Filing
  • Confidentiality
  • Congress
  • Consumer Action
  • Consumer Bill of Rights
  • Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • Consumer Reports.
  • Consumer Sovereignty
  • Consumers International
  • Consumers Union
  • Contract Law
  • Cooling Off Rule
  • COPPA.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cosigning
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (Credit CARD Act)
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Practices Rule
  • Credit Repair Organizations
  • Credit Reporting Agencies
  • Credit Unions
  • CSPI.
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • D
  • Debt Collection
  • Debt Management
  • Debt, Student
  • Delaney Amendment.
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of Education (ED)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Departments of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
  • Departments of Insurance
  • Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
  • Disaster and Emergency Declarations
  • Disaster Recovery.
  • Discrimination
  • Dix, Dorothea
  • DMA.
  • Do Not Call Registry.
  • Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Door-to-Door Sales
  • DREAM Act: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors
  • Drug Safety and Clinical Trials
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • E
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Equifax.
  • Estate Planning
  • Experian.
  • Extended Warranties
  • F
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Fair Isaac and Company (FICO).
  • Fair Trade
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Fannie Mae
  • FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Commission)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Citizen Information Center
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Federal Reserve
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • FEMA.
  • FERPA.
  • FHA (Federal Housing Administration).
  • FICO (Fair Isaac and Company)
  • FMLA.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Food Labeling
  • Food Safety
  • Food Stamps.
  • Foreclosures and Short Sales
  • Frauds and Scams
  • Freddie Mac
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Funeral Rule
  • G
  • General Accounting Office (GAO).
  • Gift Cards
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act
  • VOLUME TWO
  • H
  • HAACP.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Health and Health Care
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  • Home Equity Loans
  • Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA)
  • HUD.
  • I
  • Identity Theft
  • Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act.
  • Identity Theft: Child
  • IIPPA (Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act).
  • Inspector General (IG)
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Commissioners
  • Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act (IIPPA)
  • International Trade Commission
  • Investing Regulations
  • J
  • The Jungle
  • K
  • Kallet, Arthur.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • Kyrk, Hazel
  • L
  • Legal Aid
  • Lemon Laws
  • Levies
  • Licensing
  • Liens
  • Long-Term Care
  • M
  • Made in USA
  • Madoff, Bernie
  • Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act
  • Malpractice
  • Mandated Reporters
  • Mann, Horace
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Mechanic's Lien.
  • Mediation
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Minimum Wage
  • Mortgages
  • Multilevel Marketing and Pyramid Plans
  • N
  • Nader, Ralph
  • National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
  • National Consumers League (NCL)
  • National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
  • National Do Not Call Registry
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • National Minimum Drinking Age Act
  • National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • New Deal.
  • No FEAR Act.
  • Nursing Home Rights
  • O
  • Older Americans Act (OAA)
  • Ombuds Offices
  • One Hundred Million Guinea Pigs
  • Organic Foods
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration).
  • P
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Pawn Shops
  • Payday Lending
  • Penny Stocks.
  • Peterson, Esther
  • Phishing.
  • PIRGs.
  • Plain Writing Act
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Post Office (USPS, U.S. Postal Service)
  • Poverty Guidelines
  • Prepaid Cards.
  • Privacy: Offline
  • Privacy: Online
  • Producer Sovereignty
  • Product Labeling
  • Public Citizen
  • Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
  • Public Safety
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Pyramid Plans.
  • Q
  • Quackery
  • R
  • Recalls
  • Recycling
  • Renter's Rights
  • Rent-To-Own (RTO)
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • S
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • SBA (Small Business Administration).
  • Schlink, Frederick.
  • SEC.
  • Section 8 Housing.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Short Sales.
  • Silent Spring
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Small Claims Courts
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • Social Networking.
  • Social Security
  • Social Services
  • Social Welfare
  • Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supreme Court
  • Surgeon General
  • T
  • Telemarketing Laws
  • Telephone Assistance Programs
  • Title Pawn Loans
  • TransUnion.
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • U
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • United Nations (UN)
  • Usury
  • V
  • Volunteer Protection Act (VPA)
  • W
  • Warne, Colston
  • Warnings
  • Warranties.
  • Warren, Elizabeth.
  • Website Security
  • Whistleblowing
  • Wholesome Meat Act
  • Wiley, Harvey
  • Wireless Local Number Portability (WLNP)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Working from Home Schemes
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Primary Source Appendix
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Editors and Contributors