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Lost Opportunities in Joe Biden News Conference

January 21, 2022
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By Ralph Nader January 21, 2022 President Joe Biden broke the record for the longest presidential press conference ever – going nearly two hours fielding question after question. He stood that long to prove his stamina and dispel bigoted charges of ageism. How did he do by his own standards? First, his opening remarks naturally…

Repudiating the Myths of Market Fundamentalism and the Corporate Coercions it Masks and Enables

January 20, 2022
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There can be no free market when companies engage in monopolistic or anti-competitive activity and systems. There can be no free market when companies lie, cheat and steal, as a way of doing business (eg. the mortgage rackets and pay day loans) and systematically engage in deceptive advertising (eg. Pills That Don’t Work – Sidney…

Eight New Year’s Resolutions for NPR to Consider Now

January 14, 2022
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By Ralph Nader January 14, 2022 The reasons Congress created NPR (National Public Radio) under the Nixon Administration was to fill the yawning gaps of commercial radio in local, national, and international news coverage and to give voice to the people, without ads. It was to be publicly funded by taxpayers. Almost 51 years later,…

Nader Calls on Attorney General Garland to Create Corporate Crime Database

January 12, 2022
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January 12, 2022 The Honorable Merrick Garland Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Robert F. Kennedy Building 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Corporate Crime Database and Annual Report Dear Attorney General Garland: The U.S. Department of Justice has been clear about the dangers posed by corporate crime. We were encouraged by Deputy…

Think Big to Overcome Losing Big to Corporatism

January 7, 2022
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By Ralph Nader January 7, 2022 The progressive citizen groups, that in the sixties and seventies, drove through Congress the key environmental, worker, and consumer legislation, since unmatched, must feel nostalgic. Those were the years when legislation throwing cruel companies on the defensive was signed by arch-corporatist, President Richard Nixon, because he read the political…

What are Torts? They’re Everywhere!

December 29, 2021
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By Ralph Nader December 29, 2021 What exposed the Tobacco industry’s carcinogenic cover-up? The lethal asbestos industry cover-up? The General Motors’ deadly ignition switch defect cover-up? The Catholic Church’s pedophile scandal? All kinds of toxic waste poisonings? Not the state legislatures of our country. Not Congress. Not the regulatory agencies of our federal or state…

Ralph Nader’s Holiday Season Top Reading Recommendations

December 22, 2021
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By Ralph Nader December 22, 2021 The most important books exposing real injustices are often the least read. Nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of neighborhood book clubs insist on only reading and discussing works of fiction. They don’t want hard feelings over disagreements. Major book awards and prizes rarely select books addressing corporate…

Rare Unionizing Opportunity in Big Box and Retail Chains

December 17, 2021
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By Ralph Nader December 17, 2021 This is the most opportune time for millions of workers in Big Box retail stores and fast-food outlets to form unions. McDonald’s, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, and other giant chains are having trouble finding enough workers. Some of these companies are even paying signing bonuses and…

For Year End Charitable Giving—Some Worthy Organizations

December 17, 2021
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There are many active, serving citizen groups that further the cause of, by and for the people. Perhaps you may be interested in the following list of groups which we have donated to recently. They are all 501(c)(3) organizations and therefore tax deductible. If you can, give them a lifting hand. Best wishes for the…

Letter to Tim Cook 12.17.21

December 17, 2021
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December 17, 2021 Tim Cook, CEO Apple, Inc. One Apple Park Way Cupertino, CA 95014 Dear Tim Cook, By now you and your colleagues may have noticed the full page ad by your competitor Samsung in the December 16, 2021 issue of the New York Times. The headline declares: “How to Keep Your Devices Out…