Ralph Nader: What if…?

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TheRealNews | July 13, 2010

Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for more than four decades. The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. He was instrumental in the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many lives have been saved by Nader’s involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles, and in the protection of laborers and the environment. By starting dozens of citizen groups, Ralph Nader has created an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability.

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“ONLY THE SUPER-RICH CAN SAVE US”

see

Only Ralph Nader and the Super Rich Can Save Us (2009)

Hammering the Poor and Vulnerable by Ralph Nader

Nader’s Utopia: The World According to Ralph by Chris Hedges

5 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: What if…?

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  3. Ever since I read the book, I have been eager to see what the response would be. I knew Ted Turner would respond. I hope the others will too. I don’t know how they can pass up such a wonderful opportunity.

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