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Credit-Information Reporting: Why Free Speech Is Vital to Social Accountability and Consumer Opportunity
By Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Winter 2001 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Widely criticized by consumer groups, the misunderstood credit bureau has helped consumers by fostering trust between strangers. Privacy advocates should note that credit bureaus promote social accountability far more discretely than do the media and the legal system.



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    Fall 2012   The Improprieties of the Pretense of Knowledge
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Volume 5 Number 3
Winter 2001

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