In AT&T v. Concepcion, U.S. Supreme Court Deals Crushing Blow to Consumers

Statement of Deepak Gupta, Attorney, Public Citizen who represented the Concepcions before the U.S. Supreme Court. This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to American consumers and employees, ruling that companies can ban class actions in the fine print of contracts. Now, whenever you sign a contract to get a cell phone, open […]

Death by Superbug by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

Reading a recent issue of Public Citizen’s excellent Health Letter titled “Know When Antibiotics Work,” I recalled the recent tragic loss of a healthy history professor who was rushed to a fine urban hospital, with a leading infectious disease specialist by his side. No antibiotics could treat his mysterious “superbug.” He died in 36 hours. […]

Tweeting Away the time by Ralph Nader

Tweeting Away the Time: http://bit.ly/hACnBo #socialnetworking #facebook #twitter #socialmedia #advertising #marketing #consumerism #p2 — Ralph Nader (@Ralph_Nader) January 4, 2011

Letter to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo regarding A Stock Transfer Tax by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

Dear Governor-Elect Cuomo: The conditions where many regular New Yorkers live are grim. Poverty, unemployment, home foreclosures, and small business bankruptcies keep growing. On the other side of the tracks, the top twenty-five hedge fund managers recorded an average of $1 billion each, or over $80 million each a month in 2009. Quite a quick […]

Pharmaceutical Industry Fraud By Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

The corporate defrauding of taxpayers (eg. Medicaid and Medicare) and prescription drugs with skyrocketing prices was the subject of a report by Public Citizen‘s Dr. Sidney Wolfe and his associates (see Citizen.Org). Dr. Wolfe’s team compiled a total of 165 federal and state settlements since 1991 totaling $19.8 billion in penalties. A key finding is […]