Ralph talks “vultures,” the bad kind with Clarence Ditlow of The Center For Auto Safety, the ugly (Big Pharma) kind with Dr. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and then the good kind with environmental author, Elizabeth Royte.
We talk concussions with policy director from League of Fans, Ken Reed. And our intrepid reporter, Ralph Nader, tells us about his week on “The Nation” magazine cruise, where instead of taking a Zumba class, he visited “Ugland House,” the building in the Grand Cayman Islands that corporations use to avoid U.S. taxes.
Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy, talks about how big business perpetuates the myth of the “litigious society” to keep ordinary people from pursuing civil justice. And Steven Hill tells us how “The Uber Economy” and unregulated capitalism are screwing the American worker.
Ralph’s Harvard Law School classmate and corporate governance expert, Robert A. G. Monks, explains how CEOs enrich themselves at the expense of productive investment. And law professor, Mehrsa Baradaran proposes an alternative to putting your money into the big bad banks.
Ralph talks to former protégé, Mitchell Rofsky, who founded the “Better World Club,” an eco-friendly alternative to AAA. And we also check in with Rick Newman, the executive director of The American Museum of Tort Law about the importance of preserving our civil justice system.
Ralph talks about fighting political corruption Texas-style with Craig McDonald, director of Texans For Public Justice and professor Brandon L. Garrett fills us in on the depth of American corporate crime with his book Too Big To Jail.
Ralph gets into a debate with his old friend, Victor Schwartz, about malpractice lawsuits and hot coffee. Along the way, former President Bill Clinton horns in on the discussion, and we get a visit from the ghost of Ronald Reagan. Plus more listener questions.
We talk to one of Ralph’s favorite Republicans, attorney Bruce Fein, about the constitution and how Bush, Cheney, Obama, and Hillary Clinton could be tried as war criminals. Ralph actually has some praise for the NFL during the Super Bowl and answers a slew of listener Facebook questions.