Free Speech and Truth in Advertising
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In this article, the writer argues for truth-in-advertising regulation of marketing free speech. By considering a number of possible approaches, including regulating venues and forcing consumers to beware, the paper attempts to show that only a combination of consumer vigilance, business self-regulation, and government commitment will serve to promote good regulation. However the difficulty of defining acceptable speech is addressed.
From the Paper:"Among the many conflicts of the modern age perhaps none has been as characteristic of liberal society as the struggle between free market commerce and free speech. The question of whether business should have the right to advertise products freely and without limitation has a direct impact on the smooth functioning of the economy and such cultural factors as freedom of expression, social trust, and public cynicism. All of these factors in turn influence the society's standard of living. While consumers have, therefore, an interest in making certain that they are not misled by fraudulent or inaccurate product claims, they also benefit from ..."
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