Michael Rich, President and CEO, RAND Corporation
- Government & Politics
- The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco CA
Ralph Nader, Political Activist; Author, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State; Twitter: @Ralph_Nader
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders - Moderator
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Ralph Nader has fought for decades on behalf of American citizens against what he sees as the pervasive influence of corporations on our society. Large majorities tell pollsters that big corporations have too much political power, and Nader believes that the ever-tightening influence of big business on the mainstream media, elections and our government have caused many Americans to believe they have no political voice.
Nader draws on a half century of his own experience working with the grassroots and Congress and tells of many surprising victories that have united progressive and conservative forces. Far from espousing compromises that meet halfway, Nader argues that citizens of different political labels must join in the struggle against the corporate state, because if left unchecked, that corporate state will ruin the republic, shred the Constitution, and stampede over the rights of the American people.
Location: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 999 California Street at Mason, San Francisco
Time: 5:15 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $25 non-members, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes priority seating and copy of book): $55 non-members, $45 members
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