In the Public Interest

To Democratic Voters – Up Your Demands; To Trump Voters – See How He Didn’t Deliver for You

By Ralph Nader September 25, 2020 Here is some practical advice for casting informed votes to improve the livelihoods of all Americans where they live, work, and raise their children and also to lessen their anxiety, dread, and fear. Democratic voters should demand that the Democratic Party candidates pledge to vote to (1) raise the…

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Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?

By Ralph Nader September 18, 2020 The American people own most of the wealth – private and public – and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not. The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not. These assertions may surprise you,…

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Trump’s Broken Promises to His Voters – He Didn’t Deliver!

By Ralph Nader September 11, 2020 Trump voters are not inclined to change their minds. Some of them are forever Republicans and will only vote the GOP ticket; they are called hereditary voters. Others can’t stand the Democratic Party nominees, won’t vote for the Libertarian ticket, and will only vote for Trump. Some love Trump…

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Can the Democratic Party Rev the Engines to Topple Tyrant Trump?

By Ralph Nader September 4, 2020 Why can’t the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven “enemy of the people.” Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and…

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Democrats Must Demolish Trump’s Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia

By Ralph Nader August 28, 2020 Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the “law and order” card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality. Armed pro-Trump provocateurs are attending civic protests and generating casualties and property damage, as was the case recently in Kenosha,…

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Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies but Sharp Contrast with Trumpism

By Ralph Nader August 21, 2020 A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose:  to show the country…

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Needed: Indicators for Measuring Injustice and Societal Decay

By Ralph Nader August 14, 2020 Economic indicators – data points, trends, and micro-categories – are the widgets of the big information industry. By contrast, indicators for our society’s democratic health are not similarly compiled, aggregated, and reported. Its up and down trends are presented piecemeal and lack quantitative precision. We can get the process…

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Ranking the Infinite Greed, Power and Controls of Giant Corporations

By Ralph Nader August 6, 2020 The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. When greed and power are exercised by giant multinational corporations that escape the discipline of the nation-state, the potential for evil becomes…

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Writes to Me!

By Ralph Nader July 31, 2020 Years ago, Elizabeth Brennan Moynihan told me about her disgust with the Democratic Party’s outside consultants. These consultants were not competent. They were arrogant, costly, and looking out first for their interests, not the candidates they were supposed to advance. She threw them out and personally took over her…

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Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation

By Ralph Nader July 24, 2020 The Federal Reserve Board – our unaccountable Central Bank – needs more citizen and Congressional supervision. Fees from financial institutions fund its operations, not Congressional appropriations. It is as secret as it wants to be and that’s plenty. (See Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the…

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