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Thursday, December 02, 2004

More So-Called Family Values

Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had an insightful piece published recently that examines how the Bush administration wants to strip people of their rights to safety from harmful consumer products.

Bush is working to enact corporate America’s twin goals of replacing penalties and fines for breaking safety regulations with voluntary compliance, and of curtailing citizens’ rights to sue manufacturers of defectively made products.

Together, these goals remove government protection of people from greedy corporations and makes the option of suing in civil court less likely.

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