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... self-evidently bad and privileged in the manner of all meritocratic self-help moralizing, especially if you know that Megan McArdle comes from a rich, connected family, graduated from an Ivy League college, and went from liberal to Libertarian at a young age because she thought Ralph Nader was evil.
I don't know how many times I've heard, "How can you be a conservative?" Not why, but how, as though conservative beliefs and I are like oil and water. I'm a nice person, I'm told. I have friends and family of color, some who are immigrants. I'm a lifelong volunteer. I support environmental organizations and ...

In 2000, Ralph Nader pulled just enough votes from Al Gore and altered our country dramatically, especially on environmental issues, where the two stood on the same side. And just eight years earlier, George H. W. Bush lost as an incumbent to Bill Clinton in large part because of a more serious third-party ...
Almost every day, Entertainment, sports, media, political and even some business organizations are jettisoning their top officials and incumbents after reported accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assaults of their subordinates. They're not waiting for prosecutors, courts or regulators to take action.
Back in 1965, a young Ralph Nader wrote an evisceration of the US auto industry. This book, Unsafe at Any Speed, attacked the industry for lagging behind best practices with respect to safety -- essentially, carmakers were putting the public at risk by their reluctance to invest in safety features. It's hard to ...
In falsely bragging about the alleged benefits to the middle class from the tax law enacted by the Republicans last month, the Trumpsters neglected to give high visibility to the state regulators who must require utility and insurance companies to pass savings from the tax cuts on to their consumers.

Former President Barack Obama continues to mystify his supporters. He is watching his successor tear down what they see as his administration's hard-earned initiatives to protect the people's health, safety and economic well-being, while twisting Washington toward more coddled, tax-subsidized ...
The Rockland County Times, starting on November 30, 2017, through its Ombudsman, joined the efforts of the Center for Auto Safety, founded by Ralph Nader, to demand that Chrysler recall 160,000 Pacifica Minvans due to their dangerous stalling problems. The author of this column represented Ralph ...
Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling out the e-commerce giant, and all other big companies that have cash flow, to pay its shareholders a dividend. "For 20 years Amazon is sitting on a pile of cash and a lot of executive wealth hasn't paid a dividend, that money belongs to the ...
For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media's ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. How else can one explain the many years that passed before the tobacco, auto and junk food industries became the ...
"Sorry we're not taking cash or checks," said the clerk at the Fed Ex counter over a decade ago to an intern. "Only credit cards." Since then, the relentless intensification of coercive commercialism has been moving toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are incarcerated within a prison of ...
"Sorry we're not taking cash or checks," said the clerk at the Fed Ex counter over a decade ago to an intern. "Only credit cards." Since then, the relentless intensification of coercive commercialism has been moving toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are incarcerated within a prison of ...
A major chapter in American history -- rarely taught in our schools -- is how ever larger corporations have moved to game, neutralize and undermine the people's continual efforts to protect our touted democratic society. It is a fascinating story of the relentless exercise of power conceived or seized by ...
That such a scenario is plausible to public figures such as Ralph Nader is a sign of the deep decay of democratic institutions. The two major political parties lack a coherent vision. They are subservient to corporate power. They have abandoned the common good. They have turned politics into burlesque.
The nutrition crusader credited with popularizing the phrase "junk food" looks exactly as one would expect: bespectacled, vaguely professorial - and very, very thin. Michael Jacobson, who retired in September as executive director of the Center for science in the Public Interest, hasn't eaten a hot dog or ...
Here are some of my favorite, frugal, effective non-profit citizen action organizations that you may wish to favor with your tax-deductible generosity. 1. Veterans For Peace (VFP): Composed of veterans from World War II to the present, VFP takes strong stands, including peaceful demonstrations and marches, ...
Here are some of my favorite, frugal, effective nonprofit citizen action organizations that you may wish to favor with your tax-deductible generosity. 1. Veterans For Peace: Composed of veterans from World War II to the present, VFP takes strong stands, including peaceful demonstrations and marches, for ...

Back in the 1970s, there was a best-seller, widely read in the business community, called "Winning Through Intimidation." Barack Obama should pick up a copy, because that is what Donald Trump may be doing to him. Obama stays mostly silent as the belligerent Trump rolls back or destroys the legacies of ...
Donald Trump's now ubiquitous slogan, "Make America Great Again!" is often chanted at rallies, but rarely scrutinized in public discourse. What era in America's past is Mr. Trump referring to when he says Again? Would Mr. Trump prefer America return to the days of slavery, Jim Crow and labor exploitation ...
Donald Trump's now ubiquitous slogan, "Make America Great Again!", is often chanted at rallies, but rarely scrutinized in public discourse. What era in America's past is Mr. Trump referring to when he says "Again"? Would Mr. Trump prefer America return to the days of slavery, Jim Crow and labor ...
On Air Prev | Next. 01.22.18 - 11:00am The Ralph Nader Radio Hour - January 22, 2018. Ralph Nader talks about what's happening in America, what's happening around the world, and most importantly what's happening underneath it all. The Ralph Nader Radio Hour · Listen ...
The American people are spending a significant amount of time observing and thinking about your presidency and its robust tweeting operation as president. Three areas of interest and concern comprise this letter's purpose: With news of the forthcoming medical examination by your physicians, there will ...
Gov. Kris Kobach." That's what a lot of people were muttering this week when news broke of Greg Orman's interest in running for Kansas governor as an independent. Orman's entry is seen as practically handing the governor's race to the intensely controversial Kobach, who would run the state the same ...
Ralph Nader. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. 0 Comments. "If this shameless lack of transparency proves successful, Congressional Republicans will succeed in driving Capitol Hill further under the dictatorship of the oligarchs, using the people's delegated power against them." (Photo: Chip ...
The mere mention of Ralph Nader's 2000 campaign for president is enough to send most Democrats into a state of caterwauling rage. After all, Nader's presence on the ballot in Florida almost certainly narrowly cost Democratic nominee Al Gore the state and thus the election, and inflicted on America eight ...
Seeking to capitalize on the Republicans' disarray, public cruelty and Trumpitis, the Democratic party is gearing up for the Congressional elections of 2018. Alas, party leaders are likely to enlist the same old cast and crew. The Democratic National Committee and their state imitators are raising money from ...
So what's the plan for the Democratic party? Looks a lot like the old plan. by. Ralph Nader. Pin. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. Mail. Share. 101 Comments. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer has a battle ahead in the 2018 midterm elections. (Photo: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images). Seeking to ...
Victims of sexual assault by men in superior positions of power are speaking out. Big time figures in the Entertainment, media, sports and ...
Please see my recent column on the practice of stock buybacks. This would be an effective point to raise to aggressively push back against the ...
The reason for this, of course, is Ralph Nader's landmark book of the same name that made a number of arguments against the Corvair's ...
Me Too is producing some results. At long last. Victims of sexual assault by men in superior positions of power are speaking out. Big time figures in the Entertainment, media, sports and political realms are losing their positions - resigning or being told to leave. A producer at 60 Minutes thinks Wall Street ...
Gearheads of a certain age say Ralph Nader's name with disdain. The consumer advocate and frequent candidate for US president launched his lengthy career with the 1965 publication of Unsafe at Any Speed. Inspired by the more than 100 lawsuits against General Motors regarding accidents in the ...
"For centuries patriarchal mayhem has exploited women in the workplace or the home. Raw power - physical, economic and cultural, regularly, ...
As Harvard Law school celebrates its 200th anniversary with two days on October 26 and 27 of events attended by hundreds of alumni, some ...
A Trump supporter at a campaign rally in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 2016. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. As a candidate, Donald ...
Recently it was consumer advocate Ralph Nader criticizing Obama on the ex-president's failure to step up as the pre-eminent voice of ...
Back in the 1970s, there was a best-seller, widely read in the business community, called "Winning through Intimidation." Barack Obama should ...
When Professor Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago received the news that he had won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic ...
Ralph Nader made his name "exposing" the design defects (as he styled them) of the Chevy Corvair. Leaving aside the fact that what he styled ...
Ralph Nader: Obama's too cool for Trump's crises. By Ralph Nader .... consumer advocate Ralph Nader is the founder of Public citizen.
Back in the nineteen seventies, there was a best-seller, widely read in the business community, called Winning through Intimidation. Barack ...
A major chapter in American history -- rarely taught in our schools -- is how ever larger corporations have moved to game, neutralize and ...
consumer advocate Ralph Nader testified against the nomination, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee Breyer was "extraordinarily ...
Ralph Nader recently came out and said that this was a greedy move by corporations to boost their own bonuses. He believes that companies ...
... Care Act to the Clean Power Plan--consumer advocate Ralph Nader has a simple question for the former president: where have you been?
Say the right thing and the people won't mind so much when your words don't match your deeds. by. Ralph Nader. Pin. Tweet. Share. Share.
Ralph Nader says when companies buy back their stock, it's "a sign of unimaginative or incompetent or avaricious management." Nader also ...
For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media's ...
The American Museum of Tort Law was created by Ralph Nader to remind visitors how workers, consumers, and our environment have all ...
Apart from sensual appeals, the chief marketing wave in our country is selling convenience. It has reached a level of frenzy with companies like Amazon and Walmart racing your order to your doorstep (with Amazon now wanting the electronic key to your house). Ever since the industrial revolution, when ...


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