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Ralph Nader has lost reputation as student hero
WASHINGTON (CPS) - It was 20
years ago last month that Ralph
Nader published his first book, and
embarked upon a period in which he
was very much a national campus
His public challenges of corporate
behavior - his first book, "Unsafe At
Any Speed," ultimately forced
General Motors to take its Corvair
model car off the market - GM's
retaliatory spying, and his apparently
seamless personal integrity made
Nader into a potent symbol at the
INDEED, through the seventies
Nader was able to summon an army
of collegiate activists to Public
Interest Research Group (PIRG)
chapters, which he founded. His sup-
porters billed him as the nation's most
popular college lecturer, a claim
many professional booking agencies
But the 20th anniversary of "Un-
safe," which prompted a seat belt law
that has saved as many as 150,000
lives to date, finds Ralph Nader a
somewhat out-of-step figure on cam-
These days, an authority no less
than the Carnegie Foundation calls
college students "self-obsessed" and
BUSINESS classes, of course,
typically are the most popular of-
ferings on many campuses.
PIRGs are under continuous - and
at times successful - attack from
both conservative groups and a
widespread campus apathy.
But Nader maintains interest in him
and his causes has not waned.
"THERE IS a lot of enthusiasm. A
lot of students turn out," Nader says
of his most recent lecture tour of the
Thee 52-year-old advocate also sees
a lot of political concern among
students during his tours.
"There are more mechanisms for
the activist today," Nader contends,
giving not a little credit to his own
NADER ALSO credits the South
Africa issue for contributing to in-
creased student political con-
sciousness about some issues,
specifically international affairs and
Perhaps coincidentally, a number
of PIRGs - with which Nader is not
officially connected - are coor-
dinating fundraising projects for
famine relief this winter.
Yet Nader is aware of many studen-
ts' careerist bent these days.
"THE COMPUTER has attracted
people to business courses. You don't
see other views (on some cam-
puses)," he says.
So 20 years later, Nader has retur-
ned to his original theme of corporate
sin and corporate responsibility.
"All you have to do is read the Wall
Street Journal to find out there is a
corporate crime wave across the
nation," says Nader, who thinks as
many as two-thirds of the Fortune 500
companies have been convicted of
some kind of illegal behavior.
TOO FEW prosecutorial resources
are used to fight corporate crime,
Nader contends. "'Lots of resources
are devoted to crime in the street in-
stead of in the suite."
The social implicatons of the "cor-
porate crime wave' - a deterioration
of the morals of the leadership class
- are awesome, Nader asserts.
"Society is like a fish. It rots from the
He says his PIRGs help fight rot,
and argues the PIRGs remain healthy
despite some funding losses and a
serius court setback earlier this year.
PROFESSORS, for example, recen-
tly have been more willing to give
students credit for their PIRG ac-
tivities, Nader says, which he says
teach students about civic affairs.
Despite some trouble getting PIRGs
started in a few states, such as
Georgia, and a membership decline in
some areas, overall participation is at
"an all time high," Nader says.
Perhaps, as a result, conservatives
are not planning to give up their fights
against the groups.
COLLEGE Republicans' national
headquarters, for example, in 1983
circulated a memo suggesting ways
members could disrupt local PIRGs,
including infiltrating PIRG boards
and challenging the ways PIRGs are
funded through student fees.
Indeed, last year conservatives
gained control of a Minnesota PIRG
chapter. There were fee system
challenges at Michigan State,
Washington University of St. Louis,
Duke, Massachusetts, East Carolina,
Maryland, New Mexico and Oregon
State, among other schools, during
the last year.
The efforts mostly were led by local
Republican groups or by the conser-
vative United States of America
At the University of Michigan,
PIRGIM plans to seek student support
for a new fee system which would
charge each student $2 per term,
unless the student specifically
THE GROUP plans a petition drive
in February. Fifty percent of the
student body must agree to the plan in
order to put the charge on tuition bills
or student verification forms.
Last February, the regents voted 6-
1 to end the 14 years PIRGIM was on
the SVF. When each student indicated
whether or not they wanted to pay the
PIRGIM members here insist the
current donation system has hurt the
group's image and financial status.
"WE JUST can't keep operating the
way we've been. It just doesn't do
what a PIRG is set up to do," said
campus staff member, Gary Kalman,
And as a result, he said PIRGIM is
no longer a strong force in the com-
But the most important assault on
the ways PIRGs are funded was led
by the Mid-Atlantic Legal Foundation
in Philadelphia, a group of lawyers
funded by prominent industrialists
such as Joseph Coors to pursue cer-
tain conservative interests.
IN SEPTEMBER, the Third U.S.
Circuit Court ruled the mandatory
refundable system of devoting student
fees to the PIRG at Rutgers Univer-
sity was illegal.
"The court found that PIRG was
fundamentally a political group and
educational activities were incidental
to that purpose," said Mid-Atlantic
AlA J '.1 1 - llJj I I J .
Lower courts had determined
PIRGs are primarily educational, and
that students could always get their
fees back if they disagreed with what
the local PIRG was doing.
...continues to fight
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