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Recommendations for Engrossing Summer Reading and Viewing


Recommendations for Engrossing Summer Reading and Viewing

Ralph Nader
  1. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Taleb (Random House, 2018). Taleb writes: “The necessity of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster. Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game.


Thanks Ralph, I’ll have to try a few of these. So far, from your list I have only read Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains (2018) and enthusiastically second your recommendation for it. I hadn’t heard “thinkers read and readers think” before, but will at it to my list of aphorisms. Time to amend my thinking list…


Let’s just say you left out two of the most engrossing summer reading recommendations you could possibly have made, Mr. Nader:

An Epiphany On Wall Street http://po.st/EpiphanyLanding

Suited For War http://po.st/SuitedForWar


Thanks Ralph,

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


Thanks Ralph and thanks for what you did for us in 50’s, 60’, 70’s thru today. You deserve and should have a noble designation for all you’ve done for us all in this global community.


Every summer for years now, I look forward to Mr. Nader’s reading recommendations. I have never been disappointed with the results.

Thank you, Ralph, for all you have done and continue to do. You, sir, are a National Treasure.


Good list - I would add one book though it is a bit off topic:

Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine (2017)


Thanks Ralph!

I’d like to recommend Johann Hari’s “Lost Connections”. Months after reading it, I’m still thinking of it, and thinking of more connections. And there’s a lot about how prescription drugs work, biologically and politically, which might make it a good companion to your recommended book by Dr. Andrew Weil.