PIRG

Publications Essay Question 2000
Please write a one- to two-page essay on how you would address the following problem:

The essence of PIRG is political. To put it crudely, bad things are happening in our society because people in power gain by allowing them to happen. In order to reform society, we need to not only expose and document the problems and figure out how to solve them, we also need to fight like hell against the powers that be to make reform possible. To put it another way, we need watchdogs and advocates, yes, but we also need junkyard dogs who can really put up a fight.

Yet the American public, again, crudely defined, is uncomfortable with much of this story. People want the truth about what

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