Consumer Agency: Pro

Green, Mark
June 1977
New Republic;6/18/77, Vol. 176 Issue 25, p14
Presents arguments in favor of the development of a U.S. agency for consumer protection, as of June 1977. Major premise behind an Agency for Consumer Protection; Criticism on the creation of a consumer agency; Potential structure of the agency; Debate over the issue of pluralism resulting from the agency; Comments on the article "Pluralism Run Amok" by Stephen Chapman, published in the May 21 issue; Report on situations of several consumer interests; Suggestions from Chapman that since the public interest is tantamount to the consumer interest, a consumer advocacy agency is superfluous; Views of Chapman on pluralism; Report on the author agreeing with Chapman.


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