Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate and the author, most recently, of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. His new book, Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lies and Lawbreaking Betray All, co-authored with Mark Green, is out next month.

Articles by this author

A voter puts a ballot in a ballot box on June 9, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada Views
Saturday, September 26, 2020
To Democratic Voters – Up Your Demands; To Trump Voters – See How He Didn’t Deliver for You
Here is some practical advice for casting informed votes to improve the livelihoods of all Americans where they live, work, and raise their children and also to lessen their anxiety, dread, and fear. Democratic voters should demand that the Democratic Party candidates pledge to vote to (1) raise...
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"Why have we handed over the enormous assets we own to this expanding corporate state?" (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaroslavd/14025551677/">jerry dohnal</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Views
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?
The American people own most of the wealth—private and public—and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not. The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not. The sovereign authority under the Constitution is us; we the people are the...
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters—He Didn't Deliver!
Trump voters are not inclined to change their minds. Some of them are forever Republicans and will only vote the GOP ticket; they are called hereditary voters. Others can’t stand the Democratic Party nominees, won’t vote for the Libertarian ticket, and will only vote for Trump. Some love Trump...
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Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on August 20, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, September 05, 2020
Can the Democratic Party Landslide the Criminal Tyrant Trump?
Why can't the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven "enemy of the people." Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and state level...
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"If we added up the anti-democracy maneuvers of the prior 10 presidents over the past 60 years, they wouldn’t equal Trump alone in under four years," write the authors.  (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) Views
Monday, August 31, 2020
The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump’s Fascism 2.0
Since the defeat of fascism in World War II, it’s been bad form in America to call a political opponent a fascist—or even a liar. But given Donald Trump’s career of long cons, his cult convention, his recent suggestions about changing Election Day, and his persistent efforts to sabotage the Postal...
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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Democrats Must Demolish Trump’s Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia
Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the “law and order” card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality. Armed pro-Trump provocateurs are attending civic protests and generating casualties and property damage,...
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff raise their arms on stage outside the Chase Center after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware Views
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies but Sharp Contrast with Trumpism
A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose: to show...
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A demonstrator holding a "People Over Profit" sign at a protest in Brooklyn on June 5, 2020. Views
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Needed: Indicators for Measuring Injustice and Societal Decay
Economic indicators – data points, trends, and micro-categories – are the widgets of the big information industry. By contrast, indicators for our society’s democratic health are not similarly compiled, aggregated, and reported. Its up and down trends are presented piecemeal and lack quantitative...
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This combination of file photos shows Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. (Photo: DSK/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 07, 2020
Ranking the Infinite Greed, Power and Controls of Giant Corporations
The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. When greed and power are exercised by giant multinational corporations that escape the discipline of the nation-state, the potential...
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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Writes to Me!
Years ago, Elizabeth Brennan Moynihan told me about her disgust with the Democratic Party's outside consultants. These consultants were not competent. They were arrogant, costly, and looking out first for their interests, not the candidates they were supposed to advance. She threw them out and...
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