Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us
by Ralph Nader
AVAILABILITY: Active Record (Available for Order)
Publication Date: September 2009
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Description: Synopsis #1:In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he had lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early 2005. . . . On the fourth day, he beheld in disbelief the paralysis of local, state, and federal authorities unable to commence basic operations of rescue and sustenance, not just in New Orleans, but in towns and villages all along the Gulf Coast. . . . He knew exactly what he had to do. So begins the vivid account by political activist and best-selling author Ralph Nader that answers the question, 'What if?' What if for once the driving force in America was harnessed in the interests of the citizens of this great nation? What if some of Americarsquo;s most powerful individuals decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? What if Walmart were persuaded to unionize? What if a national political party were formed with the sole purpose of clean elections? What if we really embraced the alternative forms of energy that will effectively clean up the environment? What if, one by one, we set out to solve each of the problems that plague us now in the real world? This extraordinary book, backed by a major promotional budget and written by the author who knows the most about citizen action, returns us to the literature of American social movements-to Upton Sinclair, to John Steinbeck, to Stephen Crane-reminding us in the process that repairing the body politic of America is still possible.Named by The Atlantic as one of the one hundred most influential figures in American history, and by TIME and Life magazines as one of the one hundred 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. Ralph Naderrsquo;s many best-selling books include, from Seven Stories, In Pursuit of Justice , and the Ralph Nader Reader . His most recent best-selling book was The Seventeen Traditions , published by HarperCollins Publishers in January 2007.
Review(s): "Mr. Nader has produced a wonderful piece of fiction that I'd love to see become non-fiction." - Tom Peters