Unless I have fallen for an unusually elaborate hoax, Ralph Nader is about to release a novel …
“In a high mountain redoubt above the Alenuihaha Channel, seventeen megamillionaires and billionaires sat on a wide balcony overlooking the lush green island of Maui and the far Pacific Ocean. They were alike in only three ways: they were old, very rich, and very unrepresentative of humanity, which they intended to save from itself. The man behind the gathering, the richest of them all, was Warren Buffet, who had rented the entire premises of a small luxury hotel for that January 2006 weekend… ” — Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!
“Since the Progressive Era, Ralph Nader has done more than anyone else to protect American consumers. With this utopian fantasy, he shows us how good he thinks things could be.” — Warren Beatty
“A high-spirited visionary romp melding the wisdom, humour and imagination of Ralph Nader. May it inspire action.” — Patti Smith
Also among the Seventeen Meliorists are Paul Newman, George Soros, and Sol Price. The book is 736 pages long, and will be “backed by a major promotional budget.”
Possibly funded by a previously-hidden TARP clause, to be known as the Satirists’ Full Employment Act.