Investigations: A Youthful Blast

"Do you have any ego problems?" asked Ralph Nader. "Can you interview aggressively?" If the answers satisfied Nader, the consumer crusader who has challenged such industrial giants as the auto industry and the meat packers, the applicant was accepted. He was then authorized to go forth and do unpaid battle with the powerful, the lethargic and the secretive amid Washington's vast bureaucracy. Seven young volunteers, law students and lawyers from Ivy League colleges, spent their summer examining how well the Federal Trade Commission does its job of protecting the customer. Their...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!