The strategic use of public policy: business support for the 1906 Food and Drug Act.

@article{Wood1985TheSU,
  title={The strategic use of public policy: business support for the 1906 Food and Drug Act.},
  author={D. J. Wood},
  journal={Business history review},
  year={1985},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          403-32
        }
}
  • D. J. Wood
  • Published 1985
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Business history review
  • The 1906 Food and Drug Act is widely believed to be an early example of federal legislation designed entirely to protect consumers. Professor Wood shows that in fact many Progressive Era food and drug manufacturers had substantial interests in achieving passage of such a law and that they worked actively toward this end. In particular, the desire of businesspeople to secure advantage over domestic competitors and to expand markets to interstate and foreign commerce played a significant role in… CONTINUE READING
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