Of Consumer Protection and Birkenstocks

Learning a lesson the hard way

Andy Spears
2 min readSep 27, 2023

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Photo by Sarah Sheedy on Unsplash

I write a lot about consumer protection — about the mainstream businesses that harm consumers through nefarious practices.

However, there’s still the threat from the good, old-fashioned scam.

A story from Orrin Onken about some Birkenstocks that never arrived offers some key lessons in how to…

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .