"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!"

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by Ralph Nader
     
 

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"In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he has lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early September 2005. . . . On the fourth day, he beheld in disbelief the paralysis of local, state, and federal authorities unable to commence basic operations of rescue

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"In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he has lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early September 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 fictional account by political activist and bestselling author Ralph Nader that answers the question, "What if?" What if a cadre of superrich individuals tried to become a driving force in America to organize and institutionalize the interests of the citizens of this troubled nation? What if some of America's most powerful individuals decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? What if they focused their power on unionizing Wal-Mart? What if a national political party were formed with the sole purpose of advancing clean elections? What if these seventeen superrich individuals decided to galvanize a movement for alternative forms of energy that will effectively clean up the environment? What if together they took on corporate goliaths and Congress to provide the necessities of life and advance the solutions so long left on the shelf by an avaricious oligarchy? What could happen?

This extraordinary story, written by the author who knows the most about citizen action, returns us to the literature of American social movements—to Edward Bellamy, to Upton Sinclair, to John Steinbeck, to Stephen Crane—reminding us in the process that changing the body politic of America starts with imagination.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583229231
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Edition description:
Abridged Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,017,089
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Connecticut in 1934, RALPH NADER has spent his lifetime challenging corporations and government agencies to be more accountable to the public. His 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed permanently altered the course of a reckless U.S. automobile industry and made Nader a household name. His lobbying and writing on the food industry helped to ensure that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of Nader’s greatest achievements was his successful lobbying for a 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, which gave increased public access to government documents. Over the years he has co-founded the public interest groups Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law. His 2000 presidential campaign on the Green Party ticket served to broaden the scope of debate on the nation’s priorities. Named by the Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, Nader continues to be a relentless advocate for grassroots activism and democratic change. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Only the Superrich Can Save Us 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
peterlaplante More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and hefty-sized page-turner.
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ColinCWare More than 1 year ago
"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" is a MUST READ. It is very easy reading. Ralph Nader has written with every-day words nearly all can read and easily understand. The entire concept of the US Constitution confirmed that control of a government required the source of standards of personal, social, and business behavior must come from all the citizens of the United States of America. The KEY feature was to maintain control of the Government of the new United States in the hands of all individuals that comprise the population of the United States, not the gentry few wealthy and land-owners. Ralph Nader has described precisely what was intended in 1776. The ranking of considerations at all levels in Nader's story parallels the Original Constitution of the United States. What Nader is telling the reader in a very imaginative way is re-establishing the control of our government to the lower income, more common citizen. This way they can buy the goods and services they want and need. In turn gives the producing workers employment - which, in turn, gives management operating positions - which, in turn, makes for profitable businesses to sell stock and bonds to the upper income citizens. It is essential, the lower and lowest wealth individuals must be gainfully employed. Nader calls on 17 of the wealthy personae, using their names in his creation of imaginative "what could happen" story of "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" Carefully note our present government is controlling us, all of us at the lower-wealth bottom. Because we have, over the past little over 100 years, allowed - No! We have voted Congressional Members who passed laws to allow -- the government to give us - as if we need not ever have to pay for it - services and government control. "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" is written for anyone to enjoy and be tickled by what could happen here - and the world - if we all put our true needs on the negotiating table. Colin C. Ware, Founder of CrediCash? System, for the multitudes I have also read and enjoyed the teachings of: "5000 Year Leap : A Miracle that Changed the World" by W. Cleon Skousen "An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems" by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe, Steve Burguiere
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the first book I have ever returned. That's what I thought about it. I thought it would be good, but it was so outlandish that I didn't want to waste my time or money on this book. First of all, only Jesus can save us. Go ahead and laugh. I don't care. The superrich are only superrich because they are allowed to be by God. The only difference in the superrich and me is that they have money. Take away their money and they are nothing. Don't waste your time or money on this book. Read the Bible instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"only the super rich can save us" is a very intresting novel writtion by ralph nader . he takes a serious look at a many problems in the world and how alot of the many industrilists and people who have the most money dont use it to the betterment of society . this book takes a look at what would happen if some of these people who control the money in the world would try to make a difference with some of the problems in our communitys instead of spending there money on things that dont matter what would happen if these people used there money to show the betterment or for the worse. this bestseller shows how we all can look in our own back yards and solve some of our own differences perhaps mr nader will be making another run. this book would make a wonderful gift for someone special.