Free Speech and Truth in Advertising Argumentative Essay by Quality Writers

Free Speech and Truth in Advertising
A discussion of whether limitations should be placed on advertising and the forms these regulations should take.
# 100319 | 1,210 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2007 in Business (Marketing) , Advertising (General)

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This paper discusses the struggle between free market commerce and free speech. It considers the question of what, if any, limitations ought to be placed upon commercial speech. It analyzes the arguments concerning the venues and content of advertising and then the paper attempts to draw conclusions about the need for regulation and the form it should take.

From the Paper:

"Historically there have been a number of issues which have required addressing in order to analyze the appropriate place for advertising in a society. The first is where and how in the public space advertising should be allowed. The second is what types of content should be allowed. The issue of venue involves considerations of whether there are some places and times which should be immune from the intrusion of marketing speech, but also considerations of whether certain audiences - such as children - ought to be protected from advertising. The question of content involve concerns of whether business should be allowed to say anything it wants to say - and buyer beware! - or whether there should be some enforcement of truth-in-advertising policies that require businesses to be responsible and accurate in the information they relay about their products."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Albracht, M. (1998). Advertising, community, and self. ReVision. Retrieved November 12, 2006 from
  • DeMarrais, K. (1996). A timeless principle: Let the buyer beware. The Record. Retrieved November 12, 2006 from
  • Hewitt, C. (1997). Popular culture is being inundated by art and advertising meant to shock. Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. Retrieved November 12, 2006 from
  • Kennedy, W. (1999). Remarks before the FCC-FTC truth-in-advertising public form. Regulatory Intelligence Data. Retrieved November 12, 2006 from
  • Koslow, S. (2000) Can the truth hurt? How honest and persuasive advertising can unintentionally lead to increased consumer skepticism. The Journal of Consumer Affairs. Retrieved November 12, 2006 from

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