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People's warrior : John Moss and the fight for freedom of information and consumer rights

Author: Michael R Lemov
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John E Moss; John E Moss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Lemov
ISBN: 9781611470246 1611470242 9781611474718 161147471X 9781611470253 1611470250
OCLC Number: 707887021
Description: xxi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: the consumer decade --
Troubled roots: a little town in the valley --
Dangerous ground: the California Assembly --
I went to bed a loser: the road to Congress --
The people's right to know: a distant shore --
The Freedom of Information Act: perilous journey --
The Product Safety Act: consumer as guinea pig --
Reviving the Federal Trade Commission: the Magnuson-Moss Act --
Investor protection: breaking Wall Street's monopoly --
Cars, chemicals, and Arab oil: changing times --
Consumer protection in retreat: two crushing defeats --
Freedom of information today: the torture memos --
Epilogue: the legacy.
Responsibility: Michael R. Lemov.

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During his tenure as a larger-than-life member of Congress, John Moss was a major force in the development of our competitive capital markets and enhancing the oversight powers of the Securities and Read more...

 
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