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Read This Before You Buy Another Gift Card

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Ask Richard Brigleb about gift cards, and he'll tell you about the $200 worth of plastic for a wine store and local restaurant he just found in his ki...

Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2016 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon in the consumer arsenal.

Auto Safety: Past Is Prologue

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.13.2016 | Books
Ralph Nader

There are few national problems that are less serious today than they were 50 years ago. The fact that our roads are safer is a testament to the power of public sentiment, citizen advocacy and a government that acts to promote the welfare of its people, not the interests of big business. In this sense, the "car safety war" is certainly a war worth studying, reflecting on, and celebrating.

When Ralph Nader Was the Consumer's Hero

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Ralph Nader is to blame. It's that simple. I'm not talking about the election of 2000, where his candidacy was enough to hand the presidency to George W. Bush and all that has followed. I'm talking about when Nader went AWOL as the nation's consumer conscience.

Leaving Congo One Day

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

Diana Buckhantz, JWW Board Member, is traveling with four other JWW delegates in Congo’s eastern provinces. They will work with survivors of the cou...

David and Goliath: The Food Safety Version

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

When my kids were little, I conscientiously bought and fed them beautiful, bright orange farm-raised salmon at least once or twice a week. In the lat...

Keeping Our Promises: Manufacturers Must Pay Rebates & Build Meaningful Connections

Jason King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jason King

Let's start a "rebate revolution." Let's start by honoring all qualifying rebate claims. Let's make it easy for the consumer by using technology. Your in-store tablets and electronic communications start the process to track and trace rebate claims.

Eleazar David Melendez

The Big Loser In The American Airlines-US Airways Merger | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Air travelers may end up losing big in a deal that would create the largest airline in the U.S., consumer advocates told The Huffington Post, after va...

Banding Together

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

As technology has evolved, so should our expectations about how Congress and state legislatures can advance civic values and consumer interests by facilitating people banding together in effective citizen groups.

Bad Airline Service: When Is Enough Enough?

Robert Schrader | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Whether you want to congratulate or lambast an airline you've recently flown, head on over to BadAirline and make an airline complaint on the airline's report card. Or, subscribe to our airline news blog and keep abreast of the latest airline developments.

Fighting For Better Food Safety Laws: A Personal Story

Peter Hurley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Hurley

Had legislation been in place a year ago, things could have been different for Jake and for tens of thousands of other Americans. We need to strengthen the FDA and its ability to oversee our food supply.

Crash Test Ratings for Banks: Move Your Money Somewhere Safe

Ray Brescia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Brescia

Regulators or non-profit groups should create a bank safety rating system to allow customers to make informed decisions about where to move their money.

Ralph Nader Sings About Consumer Advocacy on Sesame Street in 1988 (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Your Aunt Myrtle knitted you a lemon!" says Ralph Nader, clearly reading off of a teleprompter, (or whatever similar device Sesame Street is employin...