Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ralph Nader on the left/right alliance
Nader's new book Unstoppable is about this topic. To discuss it his Center for the Study of Responsive Law held a day-long conference with members of both parties coming together on issues about which they agree: minimum wage, civil liberties, corporate welfare, the defense budget, trade, empire, Wall Street crime and the commercialization of childhood. See this link for videos of each segment. A video of Nader's opening remarks is below. Therein he talks about the 3 stages of such alignment, which starts with overwhelming public sentiment and action. Only then does it attract media and government attention, which then gets such issues on the legislative table. So it's on us to get the ball rolling.