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  •  Enforcement is negligible, and vast amounts (0+ / 0-)

    of deception and puffery are o.k. thanks to endless gutting of such laws by the courts. Your 1.99 sofa example is aboput what it would take, and if there was a minute asterisk with a footnote explaining that it was a doll house sofa, it might fly too.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

    by enhydra lutris on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 01:13:05 PM PDT

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    •  There are civil lawsuits as well (1+ / 0-)
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      And it's the threat of enforcement and civil litigation that keep companies somewhat in line.  

      The fact is that Americans want to believe bullshit and because of that, there's not going to be super-strict regulation of ads.  But, that's a long ways from saying that there isn't any meaningful regulation.

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