September 28, 2009:
at International House
Time: Monday, September 28, 2009 at 6pm
Location: International House, 1414 E. 59th Street
In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he had lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early 2005. . . . On the fourth day, he beheld in disbelief the paralysis of local, state, and federal authorities unable to commence basic operations of rescue and sustenance, not just in New Orleans, but in towns and villages all along the Gulf Coast. . . . He knew exactly what he had to do.
So begins the vivid account by political activist and best-selling author Ralph Nader that answers the question, “What if?” What if for once the driving force in America was harnessed in the interests of the citizens of this great nation? What if some of America’s most powerful individuals decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? What if Walmart were persuaded to unionize? What if a national political party were formed with the sole purpose of clean elections? What if we really embraced the alternative forms of energy that will effectively clean up the environment? What if, one by one, we set out to solve each of the problems that plague us now in the real world?
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