The Hidden Benefactor: How Advertising Informs, Educates & Benefits Consumers

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 5, February 2010

5 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2010  

Adam D. Thierer

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Berin Michael Szoka

TechFreedom

Date Written: February 22, 2010

Abstract

Advertising is increasingly under attack in Washington. In fact, we're busy finishing up a paper with the working title: "The New Assault on Advertising: What it Means for the Future of Media & Culture."

Among other things, the paper inventories the many ways in which policymakers in Washington and elsewhere are stepping up regulation of commercial advertising and marketing efforts-and highlights the common themes that unite them. Unfortunately, the report is already over 50 pages long and we keep finding new threats to discuss!

Keywords: PFF, communications, policy, law, regulation

Suggested Citation

Thierer, Adam D. and Szoka, Berin Michael, The Hidden Benefactor: How Advertising Informs, Educates & Benefits Consumers (February 22, 2010). The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 5, February 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619464

Adam D. Thierer (Contact Author)

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