Ralph Nader’s Novel: ‘Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!’

By Gorman Gorman

Sep 21, 2009 10:54am

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate, has tried his hand at fiction, with a sprawling novel that's based on an intriguing premise: What if the fabulously wealthy tried to save the world?

The book imagines a 2005 meeting of some of the world's richest and most influential people — think Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Bill Cosby and some super-well-heeled friends — who found their own political party.

Their movement slays the corporate beast Nader has spent the last few decades trying to beat.

"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" is fantasy — but with Nader's distinct persona and politics.

"Never in America have there been more super-rich people with relatively enlightened views," Nader tells the AP's Hillel Italie.

Nader will be our guest on ABCNews.com's "Top Line" today, live at noon ET at ABCNews.com, and available on the ABCNews.com site, iTunes, and YouTube any time thereafter. Offer up questions for Nader via Twitter @thenote.

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