Ralph Nader Biography

Ralph Nader, Lawyer
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BornFebruary 27, 1934
Winsted, Connecticut, U.S.
Age90 years
Ralph Nader is an American political leader and also activist. He is a lawyer.

Nader carried out in 1965 in the nation's attention after he released a record that showed that the auto sector systematically decreased the security needs in order to decrease prices and offer more automobiles. He was additionally the initial explicitly presented the thesis that multinational firms intentionally make little durable goods that customers need to be compelled to act a growing number of. This influenced a variety of young lobbyists that would eventually end up being called Nader's Raiders.

The result of this, the company Public Citizen, which presently has over 140 000 participants working in areas such as power plan, profession policy, political openness, consumer protection, clinical malpractice and also public wellness. He has actually likewise developed a variety of independent companies operating in surrounding areas.

In recent times, Nader could have been best recognized for his political aspirations. Already in 1972 it was thought about to exhibit him as a prospect, but it did not occur. In 1990 he was taking into consideration beginning a new event because of what he called the Democrats' bankruptcy. The presidential election in 1992 was held on a write-in campaign in New Hampshire, who gave him regarding 6,300 ballots.

Initially, in 1996 he became Green Party presidential candidate, but without belonging to the party. He did, however, only set in a couple of states due to a regulation that favors the two major events, as well as wound up in 4th area with 0.7% of the ballot.

In 2000, nevertheless, the event a possibility to exhibit in numerous states, and also Nader wound up on 3 place with 2.74%. Democrats, whose candidate Al Gore went to a narrow defeat to George W. Bush, after Nader charged of having "stolen" Democratic citizens and also hence, the Bush victory. This disagreement was especially identified in Florida, where the main results offered Bush 536 even more ballots than Gore, while Nader obtained 99,658 votes. On the other hand, there had to do with 8 various other presidential prospects in Florida that additionally got greater than 536 ballots. Is "theft" claim the right, there are far more suspicious than Nader.

With a similar argument for that reason selected Green Party in the political election in 2004 not to ask the "tilt States." This could not accept Nader, and also stood therefore as independent candidate, which created problems in a number of states. In Indiana, he was, for example, refused to because of the unwritten rules. In some states, he additionally asked a candidate for United States Reform Party, a center-right event that protested the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and also who chose to give Nader a place in the states they had actually established right, in spite of political disputes. This moment Nader was likewise third in the election, however only 0.5% of the ballot.

Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Ralph, under the main topics: Business - Technology.

Related authors: George W. Bush (President), Jello Biafra (Musician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Al Gore (Vice President)

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29 Famous quotes by Ralph Nader

Small: A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity
"A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity"
Small: Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you
"Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you"
Small: The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun
"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun"
Small: Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send
"Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users"
Small: Your best teacher is your last mistake
"Your best teacher is your last mistake"
Small: This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies
"This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies"
Small: Once you dont vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of ou
"Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy"
Small: Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I
"Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I"
Small: The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their kn
"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference"
Small: The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests
"The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests"
Small: Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret
"Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret"
Small: John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, bank
"John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships"
Small: I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers
"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers"
Small: For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a st
"For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull"
Small: The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns
"The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns"
Small: President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now h
"President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people"
Small: Every time I see something terrible, its like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way
"Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way"
Small: The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers
"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers"
Small: Power has to be insecure to be responsive
"Power has to be insecure to be responsive"
Small: I dont think meals have any business being deductible. Im for separation of calories and corporations
"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations"
Small: People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans
"People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans"
Small: Lets not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people
"Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people"
Small: The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of
"The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers"
Small: Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked
"Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked"
Small: A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy t
"A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done"
Small: When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated
"When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated"
Small: This (George W. Bushs) administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporati
"This (George W. Bush's) administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations"
Small: No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling
"No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling"
Small: There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship
"There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship"