Restrictive and Anticompetitive Practices in the Eyeglass Industry: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Monopoly and Anticompetitive Activities of the Select Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session ...
United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Monopoly and Anticompetitive Activities
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - Eyeglasses - 1499 pages
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Page 159 - Counsel for the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Retired Teachers Association.
Page 339 - People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
Page 594 - ... all taints of commercialism. It certainly might be easy for an optometrist with space in a retail store to be merely a front for the retail establishment. In any case, the opportunity for that nexus may be too great for safety, if the eye doctor is allowed inside the retail store. Moreover, it may be deemed important to effective regulation that the eye doctor be restricted to geographical locations that reduce the temptations of commercialism. Geographical location may be an important consideration...
Page 339 - But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies, much less to render them necessary.
Page 477 - Foundation, this assurance shall obligate the Applicant, or in the case of any transfer of such property, any transferee, for the period during which the real property or structure is used for a purpose for which the Federal financial assistance...
Page 272 - Advertising, however tasteless and excessive it sometimes may seem, is nonetheless dissemination of information as to who is producing and selling what product, for what reason, and at what price.
Page 568 - The community Is concerned with the maintenance of professional standards which will Insure not only competency In Individual practitioners, but protection against those who would prey upon a public peculiarly susceptible to Imposition through alluring promises of physical relief. And the community Is concerned In providing safeguards not only against deception, but against practices which would tend to demoralize the profession by forcing Its members Into an unseemly rivalry which would enlarge...
Page 347 - ... or dividing a fee with any person or persons; the obtaining of any fee or compensation by fraud or misrepresentation; employing...
Page 496 - Applicant, or in the case of any transfer of such property, any transferee, for the period during which the real property or structure is used for a purpose for which the Federal financial assistance is extended or for another purpose involving the provision of similar services or benefits.