The Consumer and Corporate Accountability

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Ralph Nader, Jean Carper, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973 - 375 pagine
Much corporate behavior is harmful and unjust. The issues and problems touched on in this book do not constitute a complete nor even comprehensive survey of consumer ills. But all these problems possess a common denominator: they can no longer be ignored. Moreover, intelligent and just solutions must emanate from students of business, economics, political science, sociology, and law, among others. It is hoped that the readings here will contribute to the kind of critical awareness required of any intelligent consumer who must cope with the day-to-day business of preserving and improving the quality of our society. - p. v.

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Challenge to Power
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Prologue Morton Mintz and Jerry S Cohen
19
Corporate Disregard for Life
51
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Ralph Nader, an American activist, was born on February 27, 1934. Nader has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. In 1965, his book "Unsafe at Any Speed" changed the face of the automobile industry and made Ralph Nader a household name. As a result of his efforts, cars have more safety features. His lobbying and writing on the food industry insured that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of his greatest achievements was the 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that gave increased public access to government documents. This brought freedom of press to a new level, resulting in increased access for journalists. Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States. He has co-founded numerous public interest groups including Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for Study of Responsive Law. He continues to be a relentless force for grassroots activism and democratic change in the United States.

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