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Used car dealers, real estate agents, building contractors, even pool cleaning services, whatever: Whenever I hear something or see something questionable or confusing in a contract or agreement that's explained to me as "boiler-pate" or "industry standard", I now just assume that its institutionalized dishonesty designed to screw me and give it an extra careful look.

Like the subject of the article, I think this is a kind of low-grade dishonesty. Annoying but basically how people a living.

I'd see really high-grade dishonesty in the entertainment industry, the gambling industry, in defense contracting or oil and extractive industries.

These are the industries that occur to me who wield monopoly power and/or buy governments.

Why is this perfectly reasonable, civil comment being downvoted?

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