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"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" Paperback – Bargain Price, March 22, 2011
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This tale has a moral substance and political content that is quite relevant for our time!”Cornel West, Princeton University
A breakthrough book that sparks the imagination and inspires us to think about the political economy our country deserves.” Rose Ann Demoro, executive director, California Nurses Association
... Clever, fanciful, thought-provoking.”New York Times
Ralph Nader, the consumer activist and corporate scourge, is saying nice things about the kind of folks you'd expect him to despise. . . worthy of a billionaire's portfolio.”Hillel Italie of the Associated Press
"With his new book, Ralph Nader--always the iconoclast and visionary--has created a new genre. ... 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 Review
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Like Rains's character Ralph Nader is a super-patriot who will never say die to the American way of life. When reality says the Republic is either dead or on it's last legs Nader will dig in and fight. He has always used truth as the weapon. Now he artfully uses fiction to speak these truths in a form that that simply had me smiling from ear to ear. His knowledge in so deep/intricate in the workings of this country's political/economical entanglements that he misses nothing in the telling of this story.
The story opens Sept/2005 with Hurricane Katrina. Warren Buffet is at home watching in disbelief the nonstop coverage of floating corpses, people on roof tops crying, seeing nothing but chaos & collapse personifying this reality of his country. How could this be happening in the world's wealthiest country? He hadn't a clue about the ineptitude or recklessness or rotteness of the people in power. Even the poorest of country's buried their dead quickly.
Warren then assembles 16 bilionaires and people of influence to turn this country back over to the people, return it to a Republic the world could once again admire, where the statue of liberty (w/o handcuffs) is again a shining beacon of librerty & justice for all. Crazy idea. Daunting task to say the least.Read more ›
In "OTSRCSU," Nader's rollicking satirical admixture of virtuosity, imagination, and mega counter-corporate strategy, Patriotic Polly, a resplendent scarlet parrot ("the trumpeter of truth") galvanizes millions of Americans into action squawking, repeatedly, in 15-second spots aired on thousands of TV stations, "Get up! Don't let America down!"
Nader's cinematic political novel describes in fascinating insider detail a titanic struggle between the "Meliorists," a team of 17 rebellious real-life retired (or elderly) super-rich billionaires/megamillionaires battling for the people, and the "corporatists," a formidable cabal of entrenched super-rich CEOs battling to retain their control of the federal government. The Meliorists (Ted Turner, Barry Diller George Soros, Paul Newman, Phil Donahue, Warren Beatty, Yoko Ono, and others) are led by Warren Buffett, the world's second richest person; the CEOs, by Jaspar Cumbersome III, head of Leviathan Corp., who hires Lancelot Lobo ("a beyond-the-pale corporate raider") and Brovar Dortwist (patterned after real-life conservative political strategist Grover Norquist) to defeat what he calls the SROs (Super-Rich-Oldsters). Lobo and Dortwist, in turn, enlist combat-hardened talk-radio veterans Bush Bimbaugh (Rush Limbaugh) and Pawn Vanity (Sean Hannity).
And the galactic battle for America is engaged.Read more ›
The story opens with Hurricane Katrina and Warren Buffett watching the chaos on the news. The despair he feels starts him on a journey to fix what's wrong with this country. To make changes so that future generations don't have to face the same problems and disgrace we face now. He assembles a core group of multi-talented billionaires to assist with his project. With a coordinated effort they begin to go after the establishment, ultimately attempting to get various amendements passed for the good of the country. Of course, it goes beyond the legislature piece. They have set out to change the atmosphere of the country, returning back to the premise that we are all equal and deserve a fair shake. Getting people interested and involved.
Meanwhile, a group of corporate CEO's have banded together to battle the billionaires. The CEO's hire a former corporate raider, Lobo, to be the pointman and a powerful lobbyist, Brovar Dortwist, to handle Washington. The tactics are to scare the everyday folks with horror stories of companies failing while Brovar keeps the lobbying pressure on the politicians in the CEO's pockets.
I couldn't help but feel good while reading this book. I have to admit that a few times I found myself wondering how great life would be once the legislature passed only to crash back to reality.Read more ›
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...from Humboldt to Hollywood ive enjoyed my volunteer time with nader campaigns . 2008 was much fun ... so what if im a chatty gardener landscaper . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think that this book has fallen on fertile ground. On the CBS 60 Minutes of March 27, 2016 , there was an interview with millionaires/billionaires who had dedicated themselves... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Silvia
Seemed like a good idea, but the writing is so awful it's a drag reading it. I love RN and I appreciate all he's contributed to America, but this novel isn't one of his best... Read morePublished 9 months ago by bb user
A very good read, moves well, and makes you want to get to the next chapters, see how things work out, and challenges are met.Published 11 months ago by Paco Maribona
Aw, Mr. Nader. Sad i couldn't get into this book. Wanted to... but couldn't.Published 13 months ago by mireader
Ralph Nader is the most Cherished USA entity........A selfless, caring activist!!!!Published 16 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 22 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.
Thank you very much.