Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!
--Nader writes very clumsy fiction, where all the characters are interchangeable. If you covered up the names next to the quotes, you would not be able to determine who was speaking by the mannerisms or personalities of the person speaking.
--Much like when a TV show is billed as an “event,” this book is almost presented as an “event ...more
Let me start by saying I love Ralph Nader for his integrity, his idealism, and his uncompromising morality. He's done more for this country on any random day of his life than most people do in the entirety of theirs. He has some great ideas for this country, and a clear vision of justice for all Americans.
That said, he can't write fiction for crap. Excuse me, he calls this book a "pract ...more
This novel is hawked as his answer to Atlas Shrugged. Well, that was a terrible book, and one that I struggled through at age 16, because I lived in Texas and it seemed the right thing to do for those skeptical about government. So I just imagi...more
I always wondered why. After reading "Only the Super-Rich Can save Us!" I don't wonder anymore. No doubt Nader envisioned it as his Gulliver's Travels, or at least An Inconvenient Truth (the ...more
Daunting to get into (running at 700+ pages) and slow to develop, this absurdly optimistic American utopian fantasy is easy to abandon. But I'm glad I didn't. Yes, the characters are indistinguishable, the dialogue prete ...more
That's what Ralph Nader takes on in this fictional story about Warren Buffett putting together
a rich dream team to counter the control of self-serving individuals and corporations over American politics. This was apropos as Warren Buffett just had his NYT op-ed piece about the mega-rich giving something back published.
In the book was a basic plan to counter and support taking back the country for the people. The strat ...more
16 well-known men and Yoko Ono mastermind “chaordic” actions, this word being a blend of “chaos” with “order.” Sample chaordic actions are: change the Pledge of Allegiance to “liberty & justice for some” while administering a lie detector test—to get people to think; sun ...more
Also, I'm already convinced. I don't need to read this. Except the 30 pages I read before stopping.
One question: why did the library who bought this book catalog it as non-fiction??? I don't know if a book could be much more fictitious than Warren Buffet hanging out in a cave with Yoko Ono planning to save the world.
The one downside is that in the book the left can do no wrong. It's a pure good vs evil type of book.
The dialog is a little bit awkward in places, it's not perfect, but very entertaining and informative, thus far.
Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. Nader is the first Arab American pr ...more