Ralph Nader: How to Fix Democracy

Democracy Is For People, Not Corporations

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With Ralph Nader

Bertelsmann Foundation on Oct 25, 2019

Consumer advocate, lawyer, and former U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that democracy is about civic organization, not just public opinion.

In his assessment, the American people have lost perspective and ceded control of politics to “big money.” But they should understand that there is broad popular support for many of the things they want, and the key is Congress.

Nader, who made a career on circumventing big business control in Washington, urges Americans to put the focus on Congress, the most powerful branch of government, and remarks that, historically, it’s only taken concerted effort from 1% of the population to push major change.

He reminds the public that there is something that politicians want more than money from special interests: your vote.

From the archives:

Michael Hudson and Ralph Nader: The Real Purpose of The Federal Reserve

Whatever Happened to the Mass Rallies That Used to Command the Attention of Congress? by Ralph Nader

Make Congress Accountable, by Ralph Nader

If Democrats Didn’t Suck, by David Swanson

The Democracy Lab, by Rivera Sun

Perfidy Meets Putty – Congressional Democrats Betray Voters, by Ralph Nader

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

A Revolution of Democracy

The Unsurpassed Power Trip By An Insuperable Control Freak by Ralph Nader

The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss by Ralph Nader

2 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: How to Fix Democracy

  1. Pingback: Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: A Postmortem on the 2022 Midterm Elections – Dandelion Salad

  2. How to fix something that never became fixed. Anywhere.
    “that these dead shall not have died in vain– that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”

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