Inquiring Consumer Archive: March, 2013

U.S. health care system doesn't measure up - to Britain's?

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Pediatrician and health-care blogger Aaron Carroll says that U.S. journalists are continually "burying the lede" when we write about Britain's... Read more

Why did the Verizon guy resist giving a bottom-line price?

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Many of us have been right where Mark Caplan landed a few days ago: smack in the middle of a maddening exchange over something that should... Read more

Elizabeth Warren slams GOP over filibuster of Cordray

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I've always been baffled by Republicans' steadfast demands to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in its cradle. Their chief tactic:... Read more

FCC gives go-ahead to T-Mobile takeover of MetroPCS

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There was never really much doubt, but the Federal Communications Commission today gave the go-ahead for the nation's number-four wireless... Read more

Some banks 'too big to jail'? Maybe yes, attorney general says

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Need another reason to believe that we should move to break up the United States' "too big to fail" mega-banks? Consider this amazing exchange... Read more

FTC targets text spammers' 'free gift card' scams

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I don't know about you, but I pay as little attention to cellphone spam as I do to email spam. The last one I got said, "Hey ... check this... Read more

Means testing? Why not just raise Social Security's tax base?

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The always thoughtful Thomas Edsall has raised a question I've asked repeatedly myself: Why do so many of America's most prominent politicians... Read more

How to dodge the dodgiest telemarketers

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Most consumers are baffled by the latest onslaught of unwanted telemarketing calls, according to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of... Read more