Kollmann, K.Consumer policy as an engine for sociopolitical progress or a mere repair service?

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Karl Kollmann

Release Date: 
May 2015

Friedrich Ebert Foundation, WISO Direkt

Over the last 40 years consumer policy has become well established and quite successful. It has remained true to its basic principle of consumers in need of protection with one exception: Consumers ought to act responsibly on environmental  issues thereby regulating the supply side. While in the 1970s political solutions demanded changes in terms of social policy, this claim has vanished in the mean time. Hence it would be appropriate to get out of this pragmatism pitfall.

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