ERIC Number: ED164685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
How State and Local Governments Regulate Economic Activities: A Consumer Briefing.
Nelson, Helen E.
This paper depicts some of the ways State and local governments define, regulate, and police the communities and markets where consumers convert their income into a way of life. Explained are how regulatory processes are developed in State and local government, what the underlying concepts are, and some of the access points for fruitful citizen participation. Some of the topics discussed in terms of State and/or local government control and/or influence include real property sales, consumer credit laws, lending and debt collection agencies, public utilities, insurance, public health, occupational licensing, consumer rights, and consumer protection. Also included is a list of recommended reading. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Banking, Community Role, Consumer Economics, Consumer Protection, Government Role, Insurance Companies, Local Government, Marketing, Political Power, Public Health, State Government, State Legislation, Utilities
Materials Request Desk Office of Consumers' Education, Room 5624, ROB-3, U.S. Office of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202 (Single copies available free while supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Center for Consumer Affairs.
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