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Huckster

1. Informal; a seller, especially an unscrupulous one.

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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Once, before the time of hucksters, mankind followed a simple four-phase plan: youth, adulthood, old age, and dead as a doornail.
Harwin Drive itself is sprawling, dizzying, confusing, noisy visually, and difficult to navigate," said Peter Wood, Creative Director at The Hucksters.
When I finished, a prominent medical officer said, for all to hear, "I feel as if I have been listening to a huckster.
Most of the hucksters, whether in Ataba or Ramses, are reluctant to answer when asked a very important question: How much do they make a day?
What this often translates to is schools that exist primarily to promote dogma or fly-by-night operations run by hucksters looking to make a quick buck by raiding the public purse.
Legal action is stalled somewhere between the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Freedom of Information Act and the First Amendment, but it would be a simple matter for respectable chiropractors to simply stop employing hucksters.
Instead, Teller and Robbins simply announce that it's all an act and then put on a more spectacular show than the hucksters ever could.
It's a strange twist of fate for the affable, rumpled Cleveland native, who spent his summers at Columbia Law School working for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the rest of his 20s and 30s as a consumer advocate, defending the poor from the scams of small-time hucksters and corporate con men.
Instead, the Pacific Institute President and MacArthur Foundation "genius" award winner serves up a wide-ranging screed, taking aim at the hucksters peddling miracle water, the international bottling companies sucking up so much water that they are altering ecosystems, and a scattershot regulatory system that offers only modest protection to consumers.
For much of human economic history, unscrupulous hucksters have attempted to persuade unsuspecting consumers that ingesting some secret formula would boost mental ability.
Meanwhile, there is money to be made - and the hucksters have wasted little time in cashing in on Javier Hernandez (below).
Over the next few months there will, no doubt, be lots of amusing examples of the artless platitudes and exaggerated waffle from the revenue maximisation hucksters.