Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author.
He was born in Winsted, Connecticut on February 27, 1934.
In 1955 Ralph Nader received an AB magna cum laude from Princeton University, and in 1958 he received a LLB with distinction from Harvard University.
His career began as a lawyer in Hartford, Connecticut in 1959 and from 1961-63 he lectured on history and government at the University of Hartford.
In 1965-66 he received the Nieman Fellows award and was named one of ten Outstanding Young Men of Year by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1967. Between 1967-68 he returned to Princeton as a lecturer, and he continues to speak at colleges and universities across the United States.
In his career as consumer advocate he founded many organizations including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, the Disability Rights Center, the Pension Rights Center, the Project for Corporate Responsibility and The Multinational Monitor(a monthly magazine).
He's also the host of The Ralph Nader Radio Hour, featuring David Feldman and Steve Skrovan.
This week we talk to a citizen activist from Minnesota about Medicaid fraud and Ralph gets on the case. We also discuss what new technology is doing to our children, the warning Larry Summers gave Elizabeth Warren, and why runway models don’t smile.
We discuss what came first, the corporation or the state; what they do in Brazil we never do here (hint: it has nothing to do with shaving); what you can do to help raise the minimum wage; and Ralph tells us how he once was the guest of honor at a Corvair convention and lived to tell the tale.