Ralph Nader

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is the author of Crashing the Party: Taking on
the Corporate Government in an Age of Surrender.
For more on the Enron reform
movement, see www.citizenworks.org.

Recent Articles

Organizing People

The Enron supermarket of corporate crime, fraud, and abuse has engendered
its own media frenzy and congressional investigative momentum to document the
wrongdoing and the harm to innocents; it will likely also stimulate civil
lawsuits and criminal prosecutions. The question that remains is whether federal
and state governments will enact anything beyond Band-Aid reforms--whether they
have the willpower to go after what George Will called "a systemic crisis of
capitalism in this country."

Shopping for Innovation: Government as Smart Consumer

According
to corporate boosters, private business is the only real
source of technological innovation. Just get government out of
the
way, and business will unleash its creative zeal. The reality is
that government outlay also promotes innovation in a variety of
ways. Since World War II, the government has financed roughly
half
the nation's research and development budget, stimulating
advances
in aviation, electronics, computers, medical devices, and
countless
other applications.