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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
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 on March 5, 2014 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