Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

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"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!"
Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!.jpg
AuthorRalph Nader
CountryUnited States
PublisherSeven Stories Press
Publication date
22 September 2009
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages736 pp
361.7/40973 22
LC ClassHV27 .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[edit]

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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