Protecting the consumer interest : private initiative and public response /

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Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : Ballinger Pub. Co., [c1976]
Description:xxiii, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Consumer protection -- United States -- Congresses.
Consumer protection.
United States.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Katz, Robert N.
National Affiliation of Concerned Business Students.
Notes:"The edited version of selected papers from sessions on consumerism presented by the National Affiliation of Concerned Business Students' (NACBS) at a three-day second national symposium conducted in October 1974."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Robert N. Katz
  • Who speaks for the consumer? / Lee E. Preston
  • The consumer coalition : dimensions of political conflict / David Vogel and Mark Nadel
  • The "unprotected" consumers : the young, the old, the poor / Frederick D. Sturdivant
  • Consumer information : sources, audiences, and social effects / Robert N. Mayer and Francesco M. Nicosia
  • Does industry listen? / William W. Bradley
  • Emerging issues in consumerism / S. Prakash Sethi
  • Who says the press is free if it won't even tell you wich supermarkets are selling bad meat? / Francis Pollock
  • How well does the press cover business and finance? / Myron Kandel
  • The Federal Trade Commission and consumer protection : an institutional overview / Thomas G. Krattenmaker
  • The Consumer Product Safety Comission : its clout, its candor, and its challenge / R. David Pittle
  • Emerging issues in standards and industry self-regulation / Ernest S. Rosenberg
  • Industry self-regulation : a viable alternative / Robert N. Katz
  • Consumer activist / Benny L. Kass
  • Private recourse for consumers : redress or rape? / Babette B. Barton
  • Social impact strategies : the experience of legal services backup centers / Kenneth F. Phillips
  • The insurance industry and the "other" consumer / Karen Orren
  • Public policy and consumer interest in the pharmaceutical industry / John F. Cady.