RALPH NADER’S CONTRIBUTION TO CONSUMER PROTECTION

The 1960s witnessed the formation of the Consumer Federation of America, which is a leading consumer protection organization today. It was during this period that Ralph Nader came on the scene and gave the cause of consumer protection high visibility. The 1970s saw a flourishing of private consumer protection agencies and councils. Such action prompted President Jimmy Carter to issue an Executive Order as a prelude to the establishment of a permanent federal consumer agency which is now known as the US Office of Consumer Affairs.

It was Ralph Nader who coined the term ‘consumer advocate.’

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