Posts tagged “nader”
August 19, 2013
The Volcker Alliance, named after Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was created to:
“improve public administration and implementation of policies and by doing so advance the public interest to improve protections and services for the people. Public trust means more people will participate in governmental decisions and hold government officials responsive and accountable.”
To some extent, the emphasis on education and understanding–that leads to participation is new. The Volcker Alliance is an important example of what should be done to help advance our society.
“Mr. Volcker, who says he wishes to “rekindle intellectual, practical, and academic interest in the ‘nuts and bolts’ of government”
The article continues to go on and identify that there are individuals that get acknowledged for being deserving civil servants, however of course there are so many more that go unrecognized.
August 13, 2013
Publishers Weekly Reviewed Ralph Nader’s Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Full Review from August 5, 2013:
“The iconic consumer affairs crusader and former presidential candidate assembles a trove of more than 250 opinion pieces dating from some of his earliest 1970s gigs in the commentariat to musings through 2011. An unrepentant progressive, Nader’s devastating critiques of the news media, the financial sector, Supreme Court, among other institutions will warm the hearts of like-minded readers. Several columns scrutinize President Obama for a host of deficiencies including his insistence on seeking a middle ground that does not exist, genuflecting to big business, and his failure to fight for a single payer health care system. Nader is at his polemical best inveighing against specific issues from the skyrocketing costs of college education to the Keystone XL pipeline to new traffic safety concerns that harken back to his pivotal game-changing 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed.
February 9, 2011Dan Simon, publisher of Seven Stories, presented the novel Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad, which is coming in June. It's about a "boy who is inspired not to fame and fortune but to anonymity," said Simon. And after selling more than 30,000 copies of the utopian novel Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! by Ralph Nader in hardcover, Simon said the press is re-releasing the book as nonfiction in paperback. Nader had one of the longest lines at the reception.