robertshapiro http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/18640/all en Dear WTOP: 'Swipe Fees' Don't Rip off Consumers http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wtop-swipe-fees-dont-rip-consumers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >News Editor, WTOP Radio&lt;?xml:namespace prefix = o /></p> <p >&lt;?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Washington</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">D.C.</st1:state></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >Dear Sir or Madam:</p> <br /> <p >Interviewed this morning by Bruce Alan and Mike Moss, economist Robert Shapiro explained that the "swipe fees" that credit-card issuers charge merchants each time merchants' customers pay for purchases with credit cards are reflected in the final prices of all goods and services.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wtop-swipe-fees-dont-rip-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business consumers creditcard price robertshapiro swipefees WTOP Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:31:45 +0000 admin 30093 at http://www.mrc.org