The Contented Classes: When Will They Rebel?

by Ralph Nader edited by O Society May 12, 2019 For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as well, in terms of youth well-being. The U.S.’s exceptionalism is clearest in its cruelty to children. The U.S. has … Continue reading The Contented Classes: When Will They Rebel?

Are the New Congressional Progressives Real? Use These Yardsticks to Find Out

If you believe "progressive" is a brand to be marketed, then you're not one by Ralph Nader Dec 12, 2018 In November, about 25 progressive Democrats were newly elected to the House of Representatives. How do the citizen groups know whether they are for real or for rhetoric? I suggest this civic yard stick to measure the determination … Continue reading Are the New Congressional Progressives Real? Use These Yardsticks to Find Out

The Powell Memo: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

  CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM (PDF version download here) Attack on American Free Enterprise System DATE: August 23, 1971 TO: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce FROM: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. This memorandum is submitted at your request as a basis for the discussion on August 24 with Mr. Booth (executive … Continue reading The Powell Memo: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

The Democratic Party is Unable to Defend America from the Most Vicious Republican Party in History

by Ralph Nader Jon Schwarz Intercept THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY is at its lowest ebb in the memory of everyone now alive. It’s lost the White House and both houses of Congress. On the state level it’s weaker than at any time since 1920. And so far in 2017 Democrats have gone 0 for 4 in special elections to replace … Continue reading The Democratic Party is Unable to Defend America from the Most Vicious Republican Party in History