Getting Steamed

Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism

As Occupy Wall Street protests spread across the country and the world, Ralph Nader’s Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together To Win shows why Americans have steam coming out their ears.


Nader writes: “Our democracy is in decay, with no end in sight unless there is a sustained response from an aroused citizenry to stop the corporatists from blocking so many proven solutions for our country’s problems. First, we need to raise our expectations to realistically attainable levels so we can believe that a better country is possible soon. Back in the 1950s I, like many others in that era, lost several friends and classmates to motor vehicle crashes—horrific fatalities and injuries. I learned the truth about the auto industry bosses, who, in favor of styling priorities, restrained their safety engineers and scientists from installing long-­‐ known safety devices like seat belts, better brakes and tires, collapsible steering columns and interior padding. And, I got steamed.”

His compendium of corporate crime, greed, and exploitation of honest people everywhere will raise your temperature to the boiling point. Among Nader’s stories: health insurance companies working to stop doctors from delivering care; nuclear power companies demanding loan guarantees out of your wallet; pharmaceutical companies putting your life on the line; bank bailouts galore; and corporate profits soaring on the backs of Walmart wages.

As Jim Hightower put it, you won’t read and weep; you’ll read and leap.

…a terrifying cornucopia of corporate crimes that not only continue unabated, but constantly pummel us financially, socially, physically, and mentally. Nader’s commentary on this astonishing array of corporate transgressions (during just one year) is imbued with the passion and experience of decades as a crusader for justice. Take his challenge. Read this book in one sitting. Get steamed. Get active. Get going. – Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit and Untold Trillions

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Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win Author: Ralph Nader
ISBN: 978-­1-56751-406­‐3, paper, $14.95 200 pages, Index

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