The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future

The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future

by Ralph Nader

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The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future by Ralph Nader

Consumer advocate, activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is arguably the most provocative and important progressive voice in America today—a fearless reformer whom The Atlantic named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history. In these troubling times of intractable fiscal and social distress, Nader offers a new program to help rescue America: The Seventeen Solutions. His powerful, paradigm-shifting proposals address some of the most pressing concerns in our country today—from corporate crime to tax reform to health care and housing—and they should find a receptive audience not only among liberals, progressives, disillusioned Democrats, Rachel Maddow fans, and Occupy Wall Street supporters, but all concerned Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062083531
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 651,662
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ralph Nader was recently named by the Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, one of only four living people to be so honored. The son of immigrants from Lebanon, he has launched two major presidential campaigns and founded or organized more than one hundred civic organizations. His groups have made an impact on tax reform, atomic power regulation, the tobacco industry, clean air and water, food safety, access to health care, civil rights, congressional ethics, and much more.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Fundamental Tax Reform 1

2 Make Our Communities More Self-Reliant 17

3 Give Science and Technology Back to the People 39

4 Protect the Family Unit 69

5 Get Corporations Off Welfare 99

6 Crack Down on Corporate Crime 121

7 Create National Charters for Large Corporations 141

8 Restore Our Civil Liberties 157

9 Use Government Procurement to Spur Innovation 181

10 Reinvest in Public Works 201

11 Reduce Our Bloated Military Budget 223

12 Reengage with Civic Life 249

13 Invent New Tools for Reform 273

14 Organize Congressional Watchdog Groups 281

15 Get Congress to Have Skin in the Game 297

16 Enlist the Enlightened Super-Rich 307

17 Get Back on the Field-Literally 323

"Commencement" 337

Resources 341

Notes 349

What People are Saying About This

William Greider

It will be very good for the country if Nader’s revelations shock a new generation. This book is a subversive primer that should be read in every high school civics class.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ralph Nader's loyality is to democracy not corporate capitalism. His ideas are clear and well thought out. Adopting his proposals would lead to a happier life for the inhabitants of this planet
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