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Author Nader, Ralph.

Title The consumer and corporate accountability / edited by Ralph Nader ; with the assistance of Jean Carper
Published New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1973]


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Description xv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part I. Challenge to Power -- A Citizen's Guide to the American Economy / Ralph Nader -- Prologue / Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen -- Part II. Corporate Disregard for Life -- Selling Death / Thomas Whiteside -- The Burned Children / Ralph Nader -- The Beetles / George Lardner -- Bitter Tales from the GM Lemon Groves / Colman McCarthy -- Crime in the Suites / Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen -- Part III. Truth versus Profits in Advertising -- Claims Without Substance / Ralph Nader and Alleen Cowan -- The Peculiar Success of Chloromycetin -- Seduction of the Innocent / Robert B. Choate -- Part IV. Consumer Waste and Frustration -- What the Labels Don't Tell You / Betty Furness -- Let the Buyer (not only) Beware (but be gone) / Jeffrey O'Connell -- Blind Dates in the Supermarket / Jennifer Cross -- Groceries, Gas and Games / Jennifer Cross -- Our Delicate Costly Cars / William Haddon, Jr. -- The Dossier Invades the Home / Ralph Nader -- Part V. Compulsory Consumption -- Progress and Poverty : The Major Manufacturing Sources of Air Pollution / John Esposito -- Baby Foods : Can You (and Your Baby) Afford Them? / Ralph Nader -- The Toilet Training of Industry : Strategies for the Prevention of Pollution / Ralph Nader -- Part VI. The Regulatory-Industrial Complex -- The Regulatory-Industrial Complex / Robert C. Fellmeth -- Corporate Government in Action / Vic Reinemer -- The Real Villains / Robert Sherrill -- Part VII. Protection of the Poor -- Ghetto Fraud on the Installment Plan / Craig Karpel -- Threats Against Debtors / Maribeth Halloran -- Defense Against Gouging / Jean Carper -- Part VIII. Dissent from Within -- Conscience of a Steelworker / Barbara & John Ehrenreich -- Confessions of a GM Engineer / Morton Mintz -- Part IX. The New Accountability : An Agenda for Action -- Monopoly / Charles E. Mueller -- Taming GM, Ford, Union Carbide, U.S. Steel, Dow Chemical / David P. Riley -- Deterring Corporate Crime / Gilbert Geis -- The Case for Federal Chartering / Ralph Nader -- Action for a Change / Ralph Nader
Summary 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
Analysis Consumer education
Consumer protection United States
Consumers United States
Industries Social aspects United States
Subject Consumer education.
Consumer protection -- United States.
Consumers -- United States.
Industries -- Social aspects -- United States.
Author Carper, Jean.
LC no. 72094552
ISBN 0155134612