This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: evenge and win large sums in damages
by suing the suppliers of goods and services.
Smokers sue tobacco companies for not having
given them enough warning about the dangers of
smoking tobacco. The obese have even taken fastfood restaurants to court to claim damages for
making them overweight.
Some unscrupulous customers actually tamper
with products, for example, by adding glass to
prepared foods, so they can make fraudulent
claims against manufacturers. CONSUMERISM
It is undoubtedly true that we live in a consumer
society – one where we are encouraged to buy
and consume on a scale never before witnessed.
Alongside this, consumerism has been
developing: this is the protection of consumers’
interests. President Kennedy issued a consumer’s
bill of rights in 1962, and although it never
See the ProFile Student’s site: www.oup.com/elt/profile Photocopiable © Oxford University Press...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course RBS BCN taught by Professor Dekoe during the Spring '10 term at Rotterdam Business School.
- Spring '10