Ralph Nader: What It Takes To Create Social Change Against All Odds

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with Ralph Nader

TEDMED on Oct 23, 2020

It is impossible to think about environmental advocacy today without remembering what brought us here. For decades, Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader has been identifying corporate misdeeds, galvanizing public action, and guiding regulatory action to build a safer and healthier world. From taking on the automobile industry by vying for improved safety features for passengers – like mandatory seat belts – to tobacco regulations, The Clean Air Act, and more, Ralph’s efforts have fundamentally shaped legislature over the past decades.

He firmly believes that each of us can be advocates for a cleaner environment and a consumer focused economy because lawmakers and representatives will always need votes more than they need corporate dollars. He inspires us to break through power structures and embrace democracy to take citizen action towards a safer world.

Through years of organizing, advocacy, and activism, Ralph shares that citizens truly can move legislation forward. Watch Ralph’s TEDMED 2020 Talk “What it takes to create social change against all odds” to learn how each of us can be a champion for consumer rights and a clean, safe future.


From the archives:

We Can Do Better Than Capitalist Formal “Democracy” by Pete Dolack

MFTN: I Call For A Constitution 2.0

Corporate Power Prevails When There is Media and Political Exclusion of the Informed and Experienced Civic Community by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: The Mechanics of Rebellion

Chris Hedges: Ralph Nader on the Importance of a Civic Life, Part 2

Chris Hedges: Ralph Nader Would Become the Most Effective Advocate for Citizens Subjected to the Abuses of Corporate Power, Part 1

Yellow Vests, Class Struggle and Spontaneous Revolution by Gaither Stewart

Elections and Politics are the Games of Elites

Ralph Nader: Trump’s Attack on the EPA and Regulatory Agencies Will be a Disaster

Ralph Nader on Sesame Street 1988 (video)

11 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: What It Takes To Create Social Change Against All Odds

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  10. Ralph Nader has worked tirelessly, all his life, to make capitalism more bearable. He deserves our thanks. But I can’t help wondering whether there might be another way to make a better world.

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