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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and four-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a Green Party candidate in 1996 and 2000, and as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008.
Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government.
Nader came to prominence after publishing his book Unsafe At Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of the Chevrolet Corvair automobile. In 1999, an NYU panel of journalists ranked Unsafe At Any Speed 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century.
In 1990, Life magazine named Nader one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Ralph Nader: Strengthening Memorial Day – OpEd
2014-05-30
Memorial Day – the origins of which stem from Decoration Day in 1868 which recognized the Union soldiers who had perished – is a day of lost opportunities. No, I'm not referring to consumers missing out on store sales and the advertising hoopla by ...
(Eurasia Review)
  1. The Destructive Momentum of Militaristic Ideology
  2. Ralph Nader: Strengthening Memorial Day
  3. Ralph Nader: Strengthening Memorial Day

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Ralph Nader column: Give workers a long-overdue raise
2014-03-19
The long-standing effort to raise the federal minimum wage is approaching showdown time. Opinion polls show consistent support for a raise across the political spectrum. Cities from Washington to San Jose have passed significant local increases, and ...
(Delmarva Now)
  1. Ron Unz: Why I Dropped My Ballot Initiative to Raise California's Minimum Wage

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Richard Epstein and Ralph Nader on Fannie and Freddie
2014-03-04
When libertarian (or classical liberal) law professor Richard Epstein and consumer advocate Ralph Nader are on the same side of an issue, it's worth paying close attention. Professor Epstein's Hoover Institution column this week is about what he calls ...
(FutureOfCapitalism.com)
  1. As Fannie and Freddie make taxpayers whole, legal troubles loom for Feds

2013
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Ralph Nader: Dollar General's Treatment Of Workers Is 'Shameful'
2013-12-09
WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader sent a withering letter to the chief executive of Dollar General on Monday, calling the dollar store chain's treatment of employees "shameful" and urging a wage increase for ...
(Huffington Post)
  1. Nader decries 'shameful' treatment of Dollar General workers

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Can Right and Left Rally Against Walmart?
2013-11-27
One of the most profitable corporations in America is having a holiday food drive. Sounds good — it's the least Corporate America can do for those struggling to make ends meet while big companies rake in record profits and give so little back. But wait…
(CounterPunch)
  1. Activate CT Plans Protest at Avon Walmart on Black Friday

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Ralph Nader: April: Show up to catch up with 1968
2013-02-18
Ralph Nader: April: Show up to catch up with 1968. Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013. How could Barack Obama say, in his State of the Union speech, “Let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full-time should have to live ...
(Torrington Register Citizen)
  1. Obama's State of the Union: The Economic Dimensions

2012
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Touching Letters from Barack Obama (6)
2012-07-02
RALPH NADER: Touching letters from Barack Obama (Register Citizen, Register Citizen, Register Citizen, Register Citizen)
Ralph Nader: Touching Letters From Barack Obama – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
Touching Letters from Barack Obama (Palestine Chronicle)
Excerpt: I’ve been getting a variety of letters from President Barack Obama. The salutation is often: “Dear Ralph.” One of them asks me for $25, adding “Ralph, this is that moment. This is the time to be in with me.” He writes that “I need your voice,” that America needs the “dreams and... (Read article)

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Minimum Wage (6)
2012-03-14
RALPH NADER: Minimum Wage: Catching up with 1968 (Middletown Press, Middletown Press, Middletown Press)
Praying for the minimum wage (Times of Malta)
Nader Proposes $10 Minimum Wage to Jolt the Left and Advance the Occupy Movement (OpEdNews.com, OpEdNews.com)
Excerpt: How inert can the Democratic Party be? Do they really want to defeat the Congressional Republicans in the fall by doing the right thing? A winning issue is to raise the federal minimum wage, stuck at $7.25 since 2007. If it was adjusted for... (Read article)

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Aisle Seat (4)
2012-02-09
Ralph Nader's $2,680 Airplane Aisle Seat (NPR News, WAMU)
Want an aisle seat? Not for $2,000, Ralph Nader tells American Airlines (The State, Miami Herald)
Excerpt: When Americans traveled by stagecoach, they had to worry about rocks, rattlesnakes, robbers and other varmints. But I wonder if there weren't fewer passenger complaints. Ralph Nader is not running for president this year. But he's giving a... (Read article)

2011
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Veteran Consumer Advocate Takes on Big-time Sports (4)
2011-12-17
Veteran consumer advocate takes on big-time sports (Seattle Times, Denver Post, Arizona Daily Star)
Veteran consumer advocate Ralph Nader takes on big-time sports (Boston Herald)
Excerpt: On the wall of Ralph Nader's office hangs a color portrait of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, an old-fashioned hero who seems to rebuke so much of today's sports world - the sex-abuse and drug scandals, labor strife, rampant... (Read article)

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College Athletics Dumbing down Society (6)
2011-10-05
Nader: College athletics dumbing down society (San Jose Mercury News, Berkeley Voice, Inside Bay Area, Arizona Daily Sun, Berkeley Voice)
Ralph Nader: College athletics dumbing down society (Boston Herald)
Excerpt: BERKELEY -- Major universities such as UC Berkeley should eliminate athletic scholarships or risk losing their academic luster, consumer advocate Ralph Nader told a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday. Speaking to more than 100 students... (Read article)

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Nader on Palin (3)
2011-09-19
Ralph Nader: Palin should be commended (Raw Story)
Birds of a Feather? Nader on Palin (The Moderate Voice)
Palin’s smarter than people think, says — Ralph Nader (Hotair.com)
Excerpt: Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said Thursday on CNN that Sarah Palin should be commended for recent speeches in which she was critical of corporations’ influence on the government. “Judging by her comments, she is squarely in the camp of conservative... (Read article)

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Ralph Nader calls out Democrats for financial bailout
2008-10-05
Independent U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader had harsh words for the Democrats who engineered yesterday's passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, a bailout of the U.S. financial system. At a campaign stop in Waterbury, Connecticut on Saturday, Nader said that Democrats passed up a chance to enact re-regulation of the financial system and instead gave Wall Street everything it wanted.
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