By Ralph Nader
4 generations of american citizens have come to affiliate Ralph Nader with the political concerns that experience outlined our age, be it vehicle security within the Nineteen Sixties or the anti-WTO demonstrations that lately close down Seattle. His paintings has effectively formed the Left, elevated govt responsibility, made attainable new legislation, and served as a robust cost opposed to abuses of company strength. during this landmark assortment, the essays that demonstrate the highbrow, social, and political underpinnings of this mythical citizen recommend are introduced jointly for the 1st time.
In The Ralph Nader Reader, we keep on with the trajectory of Nader's matters from 1956 to the current and his own evolution from buyer suggest to presidential candidate. the result's a enormous ebook, a useful source for someone attracted to a special imaginative and prescient of democracy that locations citizenship over consumerism, groups over firms, and public curiosity over deepest energy
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The Concord Principles became a litmus test of sorts for the voters, the media and the candidates. I have no doubt that the New Hampshire electorate would have voted for them in overwhelming numbers in a referendum. Indeed, my write-in votes came from a few more Republicans than Democrats, reflecting the bipartisan support for the Concord Principles and just about reflecting the turnout of the parties in the primary. The local media found the principles interesting enough to report, despite their space and time limitations.
S. citizens, but to persons of any nationality. Congress’s hope that this law would usher in a new era of ‘government in the open’ went unrequited, however, as agencies became more creative I 47 48 the ralph nader reader in their efforts to evade disclosure of their records. In 1974, in the wake of the Watergate scandal and public dissatisfactions with government coverups, Congress amended the FOIA to deal with this problem. Specifically, it restricted the types of reference that can be automatically witheld from disclosure and it streamlined procedures which agencies must follow in processing requests for information.
S. expenditures on research and development (R&D)—some $74 billion in fiscal year 1992. Over the past twelve years, the allocation of property rights in these research projects has dramatically changed. Before Reagan/Bush, the government generally sought to have research products enter the public domain, or to patent its inventions or license them on a non-exclusive basis. Exclusive licenses were used, but only sparingly, and often for limited terms. After 1980, however, a series of statutes, rules, and policy memoranda sanctioned a broad use of exclusive licenses.