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 ideas—and bold solutions. Now, Ralph Nader—perhaps our last great civic idealist—offers 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:

  • Reforming the tax system
  • Making our communities more self-reliant
  • Reclaiming science and technology for the people
  • Protecting the family
  • Getting corporations off welfare
  • Creating national charters for corporations
  • Reducing our bloated military budget
  • Organizing congressional watchdog groups
  • Enlisting the enlightened super-rich
  • Nader offers a stark assessment of our shared straits, but his solutions constitute an eye-opening plan to save America—before it's too late.




    About the Author

    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.




    Praise For The Seventeen Solutions

    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

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