Apr 17 2014
The book Unsafe at Any Speed made Ralph Nader a household name in 1965 when it was first published. Nader became known as the nation’s leading consumer advocate. His fight for auto safety regulations pushed car manufacturers to include basic safety features like seat belts, and eventually led to the creation of a government agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Decades later NHTSA is under scrutiny as car manufacturer General Motors is accused of negligence for failing to replace faulty ignition switches causing the deaths of at least 13 people.
Today, Nader continues to speak out on consumer safety issues and corporate malfeasance.
GUEST: Ralph Nader, long time consumer advocate, author of the forthcoming book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, is due out on April 29th. He has also just started a radio show on KPFK every Saturday at 11 am PST.
Find out more at www.coshnetwork.org.