Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate and the author of "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future" (2012). His new book is, "Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lies and Lawbreaking Betray All(2020, co-authored with Mark Green).

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Monday, January 06, 2003
The Malpractice Crisis
Have you been watching the tv news or the tv news magazine shows lately about the sharp increase in medical malpractice insurance premiums and agitated physicians walking off their jobs in some states? If you have, didn't they leave you with the impression that lawsuits against bad doctors were the cause? And these poor old insurance companies being forced to raise those premiums, 30%, 40%, 70% all of a sudden!
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Thursday, November 28, 2002
"Safety and Soundness of Financial Institutions"
Washington is in the midst of its biennial guessing game about what legislation will get the green light when the 108th Congress convenes next month. Many Committee chairpersons, of course, are just waiting to get their marching orders from the White House and their friends among the army of lobbyists (aka campaign contributors).
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Friday, November 15, 2002
'Never Separate the Lives You Live from the Words You Speak'
The memorial service for Senator Wellstone, his wife Sheila and daughter Marcia at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC on November 13, 2002 was a fitting and diverse tribute from their two sons, Mark and David, Senatorial colleagues, staff and friends. With each heartfelt expression, the assemblage understood what Senator Tom Daschle meant when he said "so much was lost in that crash."
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Friday, August 30, 2002
The Highway Lobby
Ever since the first public transit -- a ferryboat near Boston in 1630 -- got underway, a Broad variety of carriers have emerged -- buses, trolleybuses, vanpools, jitneys, heavy and light rail, cable cars, monorails, tramways and automated guideway transit. Rarely did these transports ever attract private investment -- that was reserved for The Car on publicly funded and maintained highways.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002
'Corporate Socialism'
The relentless expansion of corporate control over our political economy has proven nearly immune to daily reporting by the mainstream media. Corporate crime, fraud and abuse have become like the weather; everyone is talking about the storm but no one seems able to do anything about it. This is largely because expected accountability mechanisms -- including boards of directors, outside accounting and law firms, bankers and brokers, state and federal regulatory agencies and legislatures -- are inert or complicit.
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Thursday, June 27, 2002
Reclaiming Our Commons
Hundreds of billions of dollars of the nation's wealth-the people's resources-are being openly confiscated by corporate interests.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Whirlwind Wheelchair International
Corporate scandals, the threat of war in the Middle East and a sagging stock market are squeezing the flow of funds from foundations and other charitable donors across the nation. As a result, many worthwhile non-profit enterprises that depend on the generosity of these donors for survival are facing perilous times.
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Thursday, January 03, 2002
U.S. Students Focus on Foreign Sweatshops
It is a long distance from student consumers at U.S. college and university campus stores to the wretched overseas factories indenturing sweatshop workers who produce products for the U.S. market. But the United Students Against Sweatshops has built a network of students nationwide to bridge that distance with organized consumer power and citizen pressure.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001
Corporate Patriotism
U. S. corporations aren't even subtle about it. Waving a flag and carrying a big shovel, corporate interests are scooping up government benefits and taxpayer money in an unprecedented fashion while the public is preoccupied with the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001
Corporate Patriotism
U. S. corporations aren't even subtle about it. Waving a flag and carrying a big shovel, corporate interests are scooping up government benefits and taxpayer money in an unprecedented fashion while the public is preoccupied with the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan. Shamelessly, the...
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