Ralph Nader's premise is that if the public does not vote or speak on issues he contends are important, then his power groups should be anointed the public's representative ("[Still] Unsafe at any Speed," Face-to-Face, December 1985). These self-appointed, unelected, and unaccountable Nader power groups would be perfectly positioned to exploit an uninformed public more insidiously than any malevolent industry, union, or political machine, all of which are ultimately accountable to voters and stockholders.

Published on: Mar 1, 1986