Ralph Nader: Inside Bezos – A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, sent the following fictional account last week to his e-mail subscribers.

Jeff Bezos touched down after his 10 minutes, 10 second vertical 66 mile zoom above Earth. He felt so on top of the Earth that he agreed to one-on-one interviews with a gaggle of salivating reporters. Looking over a list of their names, he spotted journalist Greg Galaxy and picked him first.

Galaxy: “Thank you, Mr. Bezos, for calling on me first. There are still zillions of people who don’t know who you are. May I describe you as the $200 billion man or $200 B-Man, for short?”

Bezos: “Sure, but you better hurry; it may be more than that by noon, ha, ha, ha, ha!”

Galaxy: “You sure have that distinctive laugh. Anyhow, do you think this Blue Origin zip up and back represents your dreams or is this just another high-profile business venture?”

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2 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: Inside Bezos – A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer

  1. David Pratt Demarest

    Inside Nader – an aging rebel – Outside, a consumer advocate ‘ambulance-chaser’ masquerading as a champion of progressive politics while profiting from his populist message.

  2. dL

    Bezos wealth is largely paper wealth. It is certainly not from the discounted value of Amazon net profits. Before the TARP bailouts, Bezos was nominally a billionaire on paper. The consequence of bailing out Too Big to Fail, which includes the government propping up paper assets the past 13 years to ensure the “stability” of the financial system, is to create the specter of a trillionaire class. Yay government! Of course, I would be remiss not to point out Nader’s 2009 book, “Only the Super-rich can save us,” that fictionalized people like Bezos saving us the from the less rich corporate predatory class.

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