Ralph Nader

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Detecting What Unravels Our Society – Bottom-up and Top-down
The unraveling of a society’s institutions, stability and reasonable order does not sound alarms to forewarn the citizenry, apart from economic yardsticks measuring poverty, jobs, wages, health, savings, profits and other matters economic. However, we do have some signs that we should not allow...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A Clarion Call for Our Country’s Pillars to Demand Justice
It is time for an urgent clarion call. Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our society must step up to reverse the decline of our country. Here is my advice to each pillar: Step up,...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss
For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh . Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes from as harsh and driven a taskmaster as exists on the stage of corporate giantism. Is Bezos’s outward giddiness a worrisome reflection of...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
The hype and unsubstantiated hope behind the self-driving car movement continues unabated, distracting from addressing necessities of old “mobilities” such as inadequate public transit and upgrading highway and rail infrastructure. At a conference on Driverless Cars sponsored by the George...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Closing Democracy’s Doors Until the People Open Them
In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green. His 21 st book, it was the usual Mark Green brand of meticulous research with memorable examples. One would have thought such an important subject would have received wide coverage and circulation. In fact, it was...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
End the Greedy Silence – Enough Already!
It is time Americans rise up against the corruption, inefficiency, and cruelty of our healthcare system and tell its corporate captors and Congress – Enough Already! For decades other countries have guaranteed universal health insurance for all their people, at lower costs and better outcomes (...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
A New Way to Challenge the Failed "War on Drugs"
More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are agreeing that the so-called “war on drugs” needs serious rethinking. First, we should define our terms. The “war on drugs” that was started by Richard Nixon in 1971 and persists to...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Losing Warfare State
The USA is still bogged down in Afghanistan (the 16 year-old occupation is the longest in American history) and in Iraq (since the unconstitutional, illegal invasion of the country 14 years ago). With about 30,000 poorly equipped fighters, the Taliban has held down a US equipped and trained Afghan...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
It’s About Bringing Your Congress Back Home, Citizens!
The large marches, in Washington, DC and around the country, calling attention to importance of science and focusing on the calamitous impacts of climate change had impressive turnouts. But the protests would have been more productive if they concentrated more – in their slogans and signs – on 535...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trump’s Hundred Days of Rage and Rapacity
The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word “regulation” (or law and order for corporations) and edify the word “deregulation,” to help bring about their dream state of dismantled or weakened regulation. Here is one little-mentioned ongoing disaster of non-regulation...
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