Huckster

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Huckster

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

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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Those self-employed hucksters would be jobless if the Government kicked them off the pavements, compounding the country's chronic unemployment crisis.
We are secretly dancing little happy jigs because it seems that the insanity is about to, finally, end and the snake-oil hucksters will fold up their tents, take their sleazy subprime offers and slink out of town.
JUNK SCIENCE: HOW POLITICIANS, CORPORATIONS AND OTHER HUCKSTERS BETRAY US surveys the invasion of special interests into the impartial research ideals of science, condemning the warping of scientific method for ideological gain and arguing that this invasion goes beyond influencing public decision and perception, affecting the very foundations of scientific research itself.
The regulation of medical practice has important benefits, including being charged with protecting the citizenry from charlatans, hucksters, and various sellers of snake oil.
Hucksters have always been part of the American landscape, colorful characters we've tolerated, figuring if they can make a living off their pitch, more power to them.
Spam Kings: The Real Story Behind the High-Rolling Hucksters Pushing Porn, Pills, and %*@)# Enlargements.
Yet the public now largely sees them as hucksters who pressure government regulators to let them sell dangerous products that kill people.
Hardly a post-scare resume worthy of the Hucksters Hall of Fame.
It can thankfully bring an end to an era when hucksters and augurs made their livings selling splendid tales to desperate disciples who needed something, anything, to help guide their decision-making processes.
Publisher O'Reilly has made available the book 'Spam Kings: The Real Story Behind the High-Rolling Hucksters Pushing Porn, Pills, and @*#?
The free-money hucksters find eager victims because people want to believe there's an alternative to the old-fashioned way of raising capital through hard work, personal savings, credit cards and friends and family investments--not to mention a well-written business plan.