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  • Ralph Nader Shakes Up the System

    February 24, 2014

    Ralph Nader, who ran for president as the Green Party’s nominee in 1996 and 2000 and as an independent in 2004 and 2008, is out with a new memo outlining 20 “modestly enlightened rich people” (a.k.a. MERPs) who could run for president and shake up the two-party system.

    Among Nader’s candidates are Oprah Winfrey, Steve Case, Bill Gates and Ted Turner. Read today’s Washington Post to find out more.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/24/oprah-for-president-nader-seeks-modestly-enlightened-billionaire-to-run/

     

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  • Ralph Nader pens scathing letter to the Dollar General CEO

    December 12, 2013

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    Longtime consumer advocate and author of Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, Ralph Nader, sent a vitriolic letter to Richard Dreilling on Monday, reproaching the chief executive of Dollar General for his “shameful” treatment of his employees. In the note, Nader exposes Dreilling’s grossly disproportionate salary (reputedly $22.5 million in 2012) to that of the company’s store associates and cashiers  - many of whom earn, on average, less than $8 per hour.

    You can find out exactly what Nader had to say to Dreilling in his letter, here.

    Read more about Nader’s call for a wage increase for Dollar General employees in the Huffington Post.

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  • Ralph Nader outlines 21 ways the Canadian health care system is better than Obamacare

    November 26, 2013

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    In his latest column, Ralph Nader, legendary consumer advocate, activist and author of Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, has written a succinct yet powerful letter to America about its new health care system. In the piece, which was published by Common Dreams, Nader enumerates the twenty-one ways in which Canada’s health care system effectively trounces Obamacare.

    Number 19:
    In Canada, coverage is not tied to a job or dependent on your income – rich and poor are in the same system, the best guaranty of quality.

    Number 10:
    In Canada, the government negotiates drug prices so they are more affordable.

    Want to know #1? You can read the entire column here.

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  • “Told You So” Talk and Signing with Ralph Nader at Silas Bronson Library

    October 15, 2013

    Nader_ToldYouSo_150dpi_largeSaturday, October 26, 2013
    3:00-4:45 pm 
    Silas Bronson Library
    267 Grand Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
     

    Ralph Nader, legendary consumer advocate and author of Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, will be at Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, CT for a book talk, Q&A, and signing.

    The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.

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  • “Told You So” Talk and Signing with Ralph Nader at Canton CT Barnes & Noble

    October 15, 2013

    Nader_ToldYouSo_150dpi_largeSaturday, October 26, 2013
    1:00-2:00 pm 
    Barnes and Noble
    1100 Albany Turnpike
    Canton, CT 06019

    Ralph Nader, the legendary consumer advocate and author of Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, will be at Barnes and Noble in Canton, CT for a book talk, Q&A, and signing.

    The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.

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  • CNN’s Must-Reads on Income Inequality

    August 20, 2013

    This past June, CNN asked its readers to decide which five of twenty possible stories columnist John Sutter would cover in his Change the List Project. With 16,789 votes, first place went to “America’s widening rich-poor gap.”

    Sutter says, “I love that each of these stories was chosen by you. I see that as a mandate of sorts. When journalists pitch big projects they sometimes wonder, ‘Is this really the best use of my time?’ I don’t have those doubts with Change the List. I know I’m working on your behalf — on the topics you’ve deemed most important.” Those of us at Seven Stories are encouraged that the public is so interested in income inequality; we think it’s pretty important too.

    As Sutter begins researching his series, he’s asking the public again for help. This time, he wants help compiling a list of approximately 100 “must reads” on the subject of income inequality.

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  • Ralph Nader: Paul Volcker’s Latest Hurrah -eurasia review

    August 19, 2013

    Ralph Nader’s recent article in eurasia review titled, “Ralph Nader: Paul Volcker’s Latest Hurrah,” discusses the Volcker Alliance.

    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.

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  • Publishers Weekly Reviews Nader’s “Told You So”

    August 13, 2013

    Publishers Weekly Reviewed Ralph Nader’s Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns

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    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.

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  • August 6, 2013

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    “Ralph Nader hates to say he told you so”

    Listen to Ralph Nader  w reflect on the state of consumer advocacy and citizen engagement in the U.S. and Canada on CBC Radio with Terry O’Reilly .

    Listen here to Ralph Nader’s Interview on CBC Radio on August 1, 2013.

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  • Told You So Book Signing with Ralph Nader in Millerton, NY

    July 27, 2013

    Saturday, July 27, 2013 @  2:00 p.m.
    Oblong Books & Music
    26 Main Street, Millerton, NY

    Ralph Nader will sign copies of his book Told You So at the Oblong Books & Music store in Millerton.

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    The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most powerful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a broad picture of the issues facing our society and provides examples of actions we can take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.

    For more information, visit the event page.

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