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National Democratic Party – Pole Vaulting Back into Place

By Ralph Nader November 22, 2017 Seeking to capitalize on the Republicans’ disarray, public cruelty and Trumpitis, the Democratic Party…

Letter to Democratic Senators on Stock Buybacks

Dear Senator, Please see my recent column on the practice of stock buybacks. This would be an effective point to…

The Rule of Power Over the Rule of Law

By Ralph Nader November 15, 2017 Me Too is producing some results. At long last. Victims of sexual assault by…

Public Cynicism Enables Costly Political Hypocrisy

The political hypocrisy of crony capitalism –  touting market capitalism while making taxpayers fund corporate welfare – is a rare…

The Serious Price of the Hyperconvenient Economy

Apart from sensual appeals, the chief marketing wave in our country is selling convenience. It has reached a level of…

Why Harvard Law School Matters: A New Critique

By Ralph Nader October 26, 2017 As Harvard Law School celebrates its 200th anniversary with two days on October 26…

Ralph Nader Calls on President Trump to VETO Anti-Consumer Bill

October 25, 2017 President Donald Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, The Senate has voted…

Why is Nobelist Economist Richard Thaler So Jovial?

By Ralph Nader October 18, 2017 When Professor Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago received the news that he…

Obama: Too Cool for Trump’s Crises

By Ralph Nader October 10, 2017 Back in the nineteen seventies, there was a best-seller, widely read in the business…

How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy into Their Plutocracy

A major chapter in American history – rarely taught in our schools – is how ever larger corporations have moved…

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