Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!"
Author Ralph Nader
Country United States
Language English
Genre Semi-Fiction
Publisher Seven Stories Press
Publication date
22 September 2009
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 736 pp
ISBN 1-58322-903-5
OCLC 351302240
361.7/40973 22
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.[1]

Nader wrote the book to inspire imaginative solutions to the problem of corrupt politicians and financial institutions.[2][3]

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."[4]

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",[5] which argues that the super-rich should bear more responsibility and pay their "fair share" of taxes.


  1. Nader, Ralph. Only the Super Rich Can Save Us! 22 September 2009.
  2. Long, Rob. One Man's Utopia. The Wall Street Journal. 29 September 2009.
  3. Khatchadourian, Raffi. Nader’s Blueprint. The New Yorker. 28 September 2009.
  4. Moyer, Justin. Novel comparison: Ayn Rand and Ralph Nader The Washington Post. 23 October 2009.
  5. Buffett, Warren. Stop Coddling the Super-Rich The New York Times. 14 August 2011.

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