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Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win Paperback – November 22, 2011
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In Getting Steamed, Ralph Nader tells stories of corporate malfeasance that outrage, enlighten and compel action. Nader brings to this book the inside knowledge that has made him our most important critic of the corporate-political matrix. This book will make you mad as hell.
--Charles Derber, author of Greed to Green and Marx's Ghost
Nader's chronological selection of annotated reports on healthcare fraud, defective products, workplace injuries and environmental destruction makes it clear that we are like proverbial frogs steeped in a boiling cauldron of corporate crime. The question is whether we will choose to withdraw into our isolated despair and moral cowardicebecoming ever more inured to the ongoing epidemic as it cooks our cynical society dryor, inspired by this book's specific suggestions to find ways to organize and fight back.
--Charles Cray, co-author of The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy
...a terrifying cornucopia of corporate crimes that not only continue unabated, but constantly pummel us financially, socially, physically, and mentally. Nader's commentary on this astonishing array of corporate transgressions (during just one year) is imbued with the passion and experience of decades as a crusader for justice. Take his challenge. Read this book in one sitting. Get steamed. Get active. Get going.
--Nomi Prins, Author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit and Untold Trillions
More About the Author
The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. He was instrumental in the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many lives have been saved by Nader's involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles, and in the protection of laborers and the environment. By starting dozens of citizen groups, Ralph Nader has created an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability.
Ralph Nader's most popular books include, from Seven Stories, In Pursuit of Justice and The Ralph Nader Reader. His most recent bestselling books were The Good Fight (2004) and The Seventeen Traditions (2007), both published by HarperCollins. "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" is Nader's first work of imagination. It will be published by Seven Stories Press on September 22, 2009.
Top Customer Reviews
Now in his sixth decade of fighting for regular people, is Ralph Nader at last kicking back? Hell, no! A Who's Who of corporate crime, GETTING STEAMED has Nader laying out the case against the 1% that has stolen America. Culling from the pages of publications such as CORPORATE CRIME REPORTER and THE PROGRESSIVE POPULIST in GETTING STEAMED, Nader documents crime after crime by the banks, insurance companies, military-industrial complex and others.
All guilty as charged!
Publicizing GETTING STEAMED, Ralph Nader said the book went to print just before the Occupy movement caught on. But as there is no such thing as a citizenry that's too involved, GETTING STEAMED concludes with its own call to action. Sign up for it. I did.
Happy birthday, Ralph Nader. Here's wishing you many more.
Read GETTING STEAMED.
This book is not too structured (no chapters; no topic sections) but still very readable. There are also many typos and grammatical errors. But that's not a big deal, as long as the point of each essay, article, column, is understood by the reader. One note, the book that really got me "steamed," if you will, is Ralph Nader's "The Seventeen Solutions" when he went through various outrages in more detail.
This is a nice, eye-opening read for liberals and conservatives who care about doing what's right and good for our society.
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Some wags are claiming that corporate CEOs are legally required to do all and everything they can to achieve maximum profits for their share-holders. Mr. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dave Cox Or Cox
Not his best writing but OK. I would have waited to get it in the library. Nader is always on targetPublished on January 17, 2014
With all due respect to the first reviewer Ralph didn't spoil anything there was a huge percentage of dems who voted for Bush and bush stole that election so stop blaming Ralph... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Jeremy Montanez
Honestly, Nader needs to get an editor. This book has a lot of information and many opinions, but its writing really distracts from the message he tries to communicate. Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by ActivateMinds
We need to focus our efforts on FEC. It is one thing to get mad as hell. It is another to objectively and dispassionately figure out what are the real leverage points. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by BP