A study of the agreement and conflict of textbook concepts in distributive education and consumer education

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William Boyd Logan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Despite the assertion of Adam Smith, the founder of our present system of economic study, that, "consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production,"1 within recent years much evidence in periodicals and even in books has emphasized that interests of producer and consumer groups is divergent. For a number of years there was extensive publication of books exposing business practices inimical to the welfare of the consumer.2 These exposés placed business on the defensive because they made the consumer aware of manufacturing practices, advertising procedures, and selling techniques used in distribution. These books did give the consuming public a wholesome skepticism and awareness of selling methods.

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Language: English
Date: 1944
Distributive education $x Study and teaching
Consumer education $x Study and teaching

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