Consumers: Toward a Just Marketplace

Consumerism—Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson would be glad to know —is a healthy development that is here to stay.

In these words, President Nixon last week introduced a message to Congress outlining his "buyer's bill of rights." The authors of The Jungle and Silent Spring, in fact, had less to do with the message than a man who was not mentioned: Ralph Nader. Nixon's address testified to the growing power of consumerism, and of Nader, the lone crusader who has become the leader of the consumer movement.

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