The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Economic False Prophets – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – June 12, 2023

Ralph welcomes New York Times reporter, Binyamin Applebaum, author of “The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society” about how Chicago School economists of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s “who believed in the power and the glory of markets… transformed the business of government, the conduct of business, and, as … Continued


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License to Loot – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – June 5, 2023

A “license to loot” is what our guest, economist William Lazonick, calls stock buybacks. Until the Reagan Revolution, stock buybacks were considered market manipulation and at the very least are an unproductive use of profits used only to pump up the stock price and enrich upper management, while neglecting workers’ wages, capital expansion, and innovation. … Continued


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Predatory Capitalists – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – May 29, 2023

Ralph welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, Gretchen Morgenson, co-author of “These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs – And Wrecks – America,” where they name names in this “heads we win, tails you lose” system of predatory capitalism. Gretchen Morgenson is the senior financial reporter for the NBC News Investigative Unit. A former stockbroker, she … Continued


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Defeating a Boondoggle – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – May 22, 2023

Auto safety expert, Byron Bloch, joins us to tell the story of how citizens in conjunction with the Sierra Club defeated a highway widening boondoggle in Maryland. Then we welcome microgrids manager at the Green Justice Coalition, Sari Kayyali, to tell us how microgrids in his community have saved money and the environment. Finally, we … Continued


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Writers Strike!/Occupy the Library! – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – May 15, 2023

We welcome former Writers Guild of America (West) president and current co-chair of the negotiating committee, David Goodman, who also happens to be the head writer for many of your favorite TV shows like “The Family Guy” to tell us why TV and movie writers are on strike. Then, grad students Sandra Oseguera and Jesus … Continued


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Celebrating Law Day – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – May 8, 2023

In conjunction with the American Museum of Tort Law, we conduct another live Zoom recording where Ralph welcomes legendary trial lawyer Shanin Spector to discuss the constitutional right of wrongfully injured people to have their day in court and the corporate forces that are trying to limit this most basic of American principles. Then, Ralph … Continued