Ralph Nader

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Ralph Nader

An American lawyer and major consumer advocate. He rose to prominence in the 1960s exposing unsafe American automobiles, leading to numerous lawsuits against General Motors. In the 1970s, he became an environmentalist and ecologist. He also ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States several times. He was born in 1934.
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Our fear in these days of Occupational Safety and Health and Naderism, is that the publication of such a study will cause overreaction.
Yours is the jaded logic of Naderism: if it ain't fixed, break it.
(If one combines the Ralph Nader and Al Gore vote, there's a 52 percent center-left majority; but given the differences between Goreism and Naderism, could that be a workable majority?) Moreover, campaign centrism again failed to inspire most Americans.