Ralph Nader: We have a Corporate Government!


[Note: this the longer version of this post: Ralph Nader Rips Obama, Praises Ron Paul + Why Aren’t Corporate Crimes Prosecuted?]

by William Hughes

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

On April 20, 2010, author and political gadfly Ralph Nader gave a lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, MD. He spoke before a near capacity audience for over an hour. Mr. Nader spotlighted corporate power and abuses in the U.S., and how AIG, the insurance titan, is the biggest recipient of “welfare–$182 Billion!” He showed how the workers in Western Europe have long had splendid social programs, like: “universal health insurance,” that are regularly denied our citizens. Mr. Nader submitted that the American psyche is dominated by a “fundamentalist market” ideology. Corporation loyalty, he also charged, citing various examples of gross abuse, is to the “dollar sign,” and not to the country. Professor Fimin DeBrabander of MICA introduced Mr. Nader.

Ralph Nader “On Corporate Power in the United States”


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