1. What Is the Consumer Interest? 2. The Consumer Movement. 3. Consumer Rights, Responsibilities and Remedies. 4. Rip-offs and Frauds in the Marketplace. 5. Laws That Help Consumers. 6. The Capitalistic American Marketplace. 7. Economic Concepts Critical to Consumer Success. 8. Consumers in the Global Marketplace. 9. Government Regulation of Economic Interests. 10. Government Regulation of Consumer Interests. 11. Policymaking and Consumer Issues. 12. Decision Making in Today's Complex Society. 13. The Planned Buying Process. 14. Food Issues. 15. Health Care Issues. 16. Product Safety Issues. 17. Banking, Credit and Housing Issues. 18. Insurance and Investment Issues. Appendix: Careers in Consumer Affairs.Garman, E. Thomas is the author of 'CONSUMER ECONOMIC ISSUES IN AMERICA' with ISBN 9780759320185 and ISBN 0759320187.