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Letter: Whose interests does advertising serve?

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Let us recall Latin’s cui bono — who benefits? — when debating the proposed corporate advertising restrictions (Report, July 24). When governments advertise, promote or legislate, seeking to change consumers’ behaviour, it is condemned by some (including the prime minister until recently) as manifesting a nannying state. When corporations do the same, it is praised by those same individuals as setting the people free.

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Letter: Whose interests does advertising serve?

© Erdosain | Dreamstime.com

Let us recall Latin’s cui bono — who benefits? — when debating the proposed corporate advertising restrictions (Report, July 24). When governments advertise, promote or legislate, seeking to change consumers’ behaviour, it is condemned by some (including the prime minister until recently) as manifesting a nannying state. When corporations do the same, it is praised by those same individuals as setting the people free.

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