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Nixon and Big Business Block Consumer Bills

In the closing days of the 92nd Congress, President Nixon unleashed a virulent, anti-consumer lobbying effort which succeeded in defeating…

Uncle Same, The Consumer

Uncle Sam is the biggest consumer in the country. Federal agencies, military commissaries and PX’s regularly buy almost everything that…

Burger Claims CPSC Will Overburden Courts

Two months ago, when a bill to establish an independent consumer product safety commission was at a critical juncture in…

Information, Secrecy and OMB

Information is the currency of democracy. Nobody understands this better than the omnipresent corporate lobbyists in Washington who work daily…

Consumer Bills

With Congress in its stretch drive before adjournment, it looks as if only three consumer protection bills will be passed…

Jeanette Rankin

A few weeks ago we sent a questionnaire to former members of the Senate and House of Representatives, as part…

Energy Secrets

If there is anything worse than an Administration that hides its wrongdoings, it is one that also suppresses its right…

The Car Price Swindle

It takes the power and greed of the auto companies to show how seriously the Nixon Administration’s price control program…

This Land is Your Land

A controversy is brewing over the ownership and use of underdeveloped and agricultural land in the U.S. The cries of…

New Muscle for Consumers

A dull letter with exciting possibilities for consumers was delivered privately a few days ago by the General Accounting Office…