Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!
|Publisher||Seven Stories Press|
|22 September 2009|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||HV27 .N33 2009|
Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! is a 2009 fictional work by American political activist Ralph Nader, described by him as a practical utopia, in the style of Edward Bellamy's 1888 utopian novel Looking Backwards.
Similarity to Atlas Shrugged
Just as Atlas Shrugged portrayed self-interested successful capitalists working to create a "Utopia of Greed" that is free from government, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! portrays an altruistic group of super-rich individuals working to "re-make government" and where "the rebellious rich take on the reigning rich."
The novel's protagonist is inspired by Warren Buffett. On August 14, 2011, Warren Buffett wrote an influential op-ed entitled, "Stop Coddling the Super-rich", which argues that the super-rich should bear more responsibility and pay their "fair share" of taxes.
- Nader, Ralph. Only the Super Rich Can Save Us! Nader.org. 22 September 2009.
- Long, Rob. One Man's Utopia. The Wall Street Journal. 29 September 2009.
- Khatchadourian, Raffi. Nader’s Blueprint. The New Yorker. 28 September 2009.
- Moyer, Justin. Novel comparison: Ayn Rand and Ralph Nader The Washington Post. 23 October 2009.
- Buffett, Warren. Stop Coddling the Super-Rich The New York Times. 14 August 2011.