The Seventeen Solutions
Bold Ideas for Our American Future
By Ralph Nader
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062083531, 384pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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More than ever, America needs fresh ideasand bold solutions. Now, Ralph Naderperhaps our last great civic idealistoffers seventeen ideas to rescue our country from corruption, complacency, and corporate domination.
America is in crisis. After enduring two decade-long wars and a devastating financial meltdown, We the People have been abandoned by the leaders we elected to serve our interests. Now, in response to our desperate times, pioneering reformer Ralph Nader offers a new program of seventeen ambitious but common-sense solutions to our chronic economic and social problems. Among them:
Nader offers a stark assessment of our shared straits, but his solutions constitute an eye-opening plan to save Americabefore it's too late.
Ralph Nader was recently named by the Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, one of only four living people to be so honored. The son of immigrants from Lebanon, he has launched two major presidential campaigns and founded or organized more than one hundred civic organizations. His groups have made an impact on tax reform, atomic power regulation, the tobacco industry, clean air and water, food safety, access to health care, civil rights, congressional ethics, and much more.
It will be very good for the country if Nader’s revelations shock a new generation. This book is a subversive primer that should be read in every high school civics class.
-William Greider, The Nation