Cell phone bills are up 30 percent since 2009. So are cable television bills. Big companies are inserting tiny fees that add up to a lot and their profits do not reflect market competition. In fact, quite the opposite.
| PBS NewsHour | Nov. 28, 2012
The average cable TV bill nearly tripled over the last decade.Electric utility rates climbed five years in a row, the biggest run-up since the 1970s.And the cost of actually paying the bills?Also going up, as banks hike monthly fees for checking, ATMs, overdrafts.
It's all chronicled in "The Fine Print," a new book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston, who argues that large corporations, with government as accomplice, have rewritten the rules at the expense of small businesses and consumers like you and me.... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec12/makingsense_11-28.html