"... Clever, fanciful, thought-provoking."New York Times
"With his new book, Ralph Naderalways the iconoclast and visionaryhas created a new genre What makes Nader remarkable is that he has refused to compromise utopian ideals while totally engaging the real world over the last five decades and delivering some of the most important changes from the Left in America in the last century How many leftist books leave you feeling hopeful, even optimistic? How many offer you a picture of a new world that inspires you to act? A genuine creative leap in genre and substance."Tikkun Magazine
"Nader, at age 75, has just added one more literary accomplishment to his list."Publishers Weekly
"For his progressive purposes Nader finds that the utopian novel allows one's imagination to forage freely in policy pastures for down-to-earth solutions. In the past Nader might have sat down and written an investigative book. Now he is presenting his ideas as fiction grounded in reality.. . . as the man says, it's a utopia. You gotta believe."The Nation
"Nader has a sense of humor and ironythese are different, yet equally precious, commoditiesand he puts them to amusing and instructive use in this imagination of the moment when Warren Buffett and a group of his billionaire compatriots decide to save capitalism from itself." John Nichols,The Progressive
"Ralph Nader is an exemplary citizen and prophetic leader who tells the truth at great cost to himself on behalf of everyday people. This tale has a moral substance and political content that is quite relevant for our time!"Cornel West, Princeton University
Since the Progressive era, Ralph Nader has done more than anyone else to protect American consumers. With this utopian fantasy, he shows us how good he thinks things could be.”Warren Beatty
A high spirited visionary romp melding the wisdom, humor and imagination of Ralph Nader. May it inspire action.”Patti Smith
With apologies to Winston Churchill, never in the history of human suffering and economic conflict have so few been in a position to do so much for so many. In this eye-opening and mind-expanding work of practical utopia,” Ralph Nader conjures up a world in which our richest and most powerful citizens deploy their wealth, fame, and brains on behalf of the powerless billionsand change the world in the process. For more than four decades, Ralph Nader has used his unrivaled talents as a lawyer, organizer, and teacher to make our cars safer, our environment cleaner, and our democracy stronger. Now he uses his unrivaled imagination to show all of us what a difference a few of us can make.”William C. Taylor, Founding Editor, Fast Company, and coauthor, Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win
With heart, passion, wit and humor, Ralph Nader’s stunning masterpiece provides both a sharp critique and measured remedy for our current world, in which ethically bankrupt financial leaders can devastate our economy, yet extort trillions of dollars of federal bailouts to keep destroying it. The characters in Nader’s brilliant opus are at once recognizable, sympathetic, and endowed with more influence than they realize, which he calls to action. Spiderman’s uncle may have said, With great power comes great responsibility,’ but Nader shows us that for those with appropriate courage, With great wealth comes great power,’ and that power can, and should, be harnessed for good. Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! is THE book for our times.”Nomi Prins, Former Goldman Sach’s Managing Director, and author of It Takes a Pillage
Ralph Nader’s Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! is a breakthrough book that sparks the imagination and inspires us to think about the political economy our country deserves. Using the storytelling conceit of leadership from the Super-Rich,” Nader shows the power that we hold collectively, if we organize ourselves to demand and create a more equitable and just society.”Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director, California Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Aw, Mr. Nader. Sad i couldn't get into this book. Wanted to... but couldn't.Published 1 month ago by mireader
Ralph Nader is the most Cherished USA entity........A selfless, caring activist!!!!Published 5 months ago by anthony parisi
I love Ralph Nader very much politically, but I couldn't stomach the premise of this book. Never got past page 18 or so; tried several times to resell it on eBay cheaply without... Read morePublished 10 months ago by EthosInFreefall
It would not of been right for me to have gone through my life and not to have read this book.
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Nader's basic assumption--that our "salvation" lies in the hands of the super-rich--is a sound one, but what he fails to recognize is that it will be IMPOSSIBLE to save most of the... Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by ACT I
I just got hold of the book, and I was very curious, had no idea what it was going to be.
Just a few pages into it I realized that something was very wrong here. Read more
I agree with Nader on almost every issue, I believe that we are doomed unless our super-rich class becomes more intelligent and better-informed, and I like the notion that if one... Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by R. Schwenk