Andrea asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

a famous consumer advocate is?

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  • 8 years ago
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    1. Ralph Nader- His book Unfase At Any Speed, launched him into fame but you will probably know him best for his political career: four time candidate for President of the United States. He is most concerned with consumer protection and humanitarianism.

    2. Alan and Denise Fields- After appearing on Good Morning America and being featured in People Magazine Alan and Denise Fields are nationally recognized as two of the most famous consumer advocates in America.

    3. Florence Kelley- From Philadelphia, she has made a career in social and political reform, working to adjust the minimum wage and the length of the work day as well as children’s rights. Living in New York during early 20th century, she founded the National Consumers League.

    4. Michael Vernon- An Australian consumer activist, he was originally from England. He founded Canberra Consumer, which is a consumer activist group that also publishes a magazine four times a year. His work continued and his brain child, Consumer Interpol, was eventually brought onto an international stage.

    5. Curtis Arnold- An American consumer advocate, Mr. Arnold graduated from Ouachita Baptist University after being awarded a scholarship from President Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas. A prominent speaker on the subject of responsible credit and consumer rights, he has a great passion for educating students about how to use credit in the modern world.

    6. Elizabeth Warren- An American professor of law and an attorney, she has served as the Assistant to the President as well as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. She has also been placed in prominent positions in control and oversight of the recent Wall Street bail-outs.

    7. Adam Smith- A social philosopher from Scotland and a founding father of the field of political economy, he was a prominent figure of the Scottish Enlightenment and the author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, usually referred to as The Wealth of Nations.

    8. Bill Cosby- Not only one of the most famous comedians in America, he has also worked as an author, television producer and activist. Cosby is deeply concerned and active in educating parents about the best ways to help and teach children.

    9. Alex Bogusky- Originally working as a designer and a successful advertising executive, he founded the firm Crispin Porter and Bogusky but in 2010 he retired from the business and has been working as, in his own words from Twitter, the “insurgent in the new consumer revolution.”

    10. Clark Howard- An American talk radio personality and host of the nationally recognized consumer advocate program The Clark Howard Show, his program mainly focuses on information for consumers and airs from a radio station in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Bilbo
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    The Federal Trade Commission

    If you want an individual, how about Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation.

  • 8 years ago

    The most famous would be Ralph Nader; who, in his 1965 book: "Unsafe at any speed" pointed his finger primarily at General Motors and its sporty Chevrolet Corvair model as the epitome of unsafe car design. He claimed that the Corvair's unsafe rear suspension design had caused the car to easily flip over during sharp cornering as well as being prone to fishtailing. ... all of which were proven to be false and malicious accusations.

    See: "Was the Corvair Really Unsafe at Any Speed?"

    - http://voices.yahoo.com/was-corvair-really-unsafe-...

  • Gerry
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Ralph Nader.

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