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25th Jul '17 6:56:50 PM jgrif57003
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* FunnyAneursymMoment: Presumably Cosby's inclusion is this, as the book was written before the charges of sexual assault against him became widely known.
19th Mar '17 3:26:20 PM nombretomado
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* PaulNewman, actor and philanthropist

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* PaulNewman, Creator/PaulNewman, actor and philanthropist
2nd Jan '17 9:24:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LoveAtFirstSight: Bad guy Lancelot Lobo is instantly smitten with YokoOno upon seeing her speak at the Meliorsts' press conference.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Bad guy Lancelot Lobo is instantly smitten with YokoOno Music/YokoOno upon seeing her speak at the Meliorsts' press conference.
2nd Jan '17 9:22:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* YokoOno, musician and activist

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* YokoOno, Music/YokoOno, musician and activist
22nd Sep '15 2:47:37 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Nov '14 7:46:12 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Brilliant political consultant Bill Hillman creates fantastic ads for the Meliorists' campaign; in real life, Hillman worked on Nader's 2000 presidential campaign. Nader himself isn't a character in the book, but a young critic of the auto industry's unsafe products is mentioned, as well as "the astute restauranteur Nathra Nader" (Ralph's father).
12th Jun '14 11:34:37 PM Fireblood
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* AuthorAvatar: The Meliorists are basically Ralph Nader disguised as celebrities

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* AuthorAvatar: The Meliorists are basically Ralph Nader disguised as celebritiescelebrities.



* MeaningfulName: Lancelot Lobo; [[strike:Sean Hannity]] Pawn Vanity; Wal-Mart CEO Leighton Clott; Senator Thurston Thinkalot; charismatic businessman Luke Skyhi; election law expert Theresa Tieknots; Senators Prune, Sunup, Merchant, and Bitter; farmers Gil Groundwork and Hal Horsefeathers; Jasper Cumbersome III, CEO of The Leviathan Corporation
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted with most of the main characters, but some secondary characters are barely disguised -- talk show hosts [[strike:Sean Hannity]] Pawn Vanity and [[strike:RushLimbaugh]] [[RushLimbaugh Bush Bimbaugh]], ''Washington Post'' columnist [[strike:David Broder]] David Roader, conservative activist [[strike:Grover Norquist]] Brover Dorquist

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* MeaningfulName: Lancelot Lobo; [[strike:Sean Hannity]] Pawn Vanity; Wal-Mart CEO Leighton Clott; Senator Thurston Thinkalot; charismatic businessman Luke Skyhi; election law expert Theresa Tieknots; Senators Prune, Sunup, Merchant, and Bitter; farmers Gil Groundwork and Hal Horsefeathers; Jasper Cumbersome III, CEO of The Leviathan Corporation
Corporation.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted {{Averted}} with most of the main characters, but some secondary characters are barely disguised -- talk disguised-talk show hosts [[strike:Sean Hannity]] Pawn Vanity and [[strike:RushLimbaugh]] [[RushLimbaugh Bush Bimbaugh]], ''Washington Post'' columnist [[strike:David Broder]] David Roader, conservative activist [[strike:Grover Norquist]] Brover DorquistDorquist...



* PunnyName: Head of recruitment Seymour Depth; evil businessmen Hugh Mongous, Sy Clopean and Cole Ossal
* RealPersonFic: But the complete opposite of slash -- it'll only turn you on if you're a policy wonk.
* RuleOfThree: As observed [[http://bitterlybooks.blogspot.com/search/label/Only%20the%20Super-Rich%20Can%20Save%20Us here]], Nader uses groups of three throughout the book
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted -- one of the plans, to "buy back" members of Congress by funding their campaigns if they refuse donations from special interests, is scrapped because it would violate federal election law.

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* PunnyName: Head of recruitment Seymour Depth; evil businessmen Hugh Mongous, Sy Clopean and Cole Ossal
Ossal.
* RealPersonFic: But the complete opposite of slash -- it'll slash-it'll only turn you on if you're a policy wonk.
* RuleOfThree: As observed [[http://bitterlybooks.blogspot.com/search/label/Only%20the%20Super-Rich%20Can%20Save%20Us here]], Nader uses groups of three throughout the book
book.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted -- one Averted-one of the plans, to "buy back" members of Congress by funding their campaigns if they refuse donations from special interests, is scrapped because it would violate federal election law.



* StrawmanPolitical: BigBusiness

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* StrawmanPolitical: BigBusinessBigBusiness.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Though in keeping with the letter of the trope, not the spirit -- the Meliorists' Expansion of Dynamic Democracy Act states, "Corporations, partnerships, and legal associations of any kind shall not be deemed 'persons' for purposes of applying or interpreting the US Constitution. 'Person' is hereby defined by law as 'human being.'"

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Though in keeping with the letter of the trope, not the spirit -- the spirit-the Meliorists' Expansion of Dynamic Democracy Act states, "Corporations, partnerships, and legal associations of any kind shall not be deemed 'persons' for purposes of applying or interpreting the US Constitution. 'Person' is hereby defined by law as 'human being.'"
2nd Mar '14 11:42:09 AM Aiguille
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Nader was inspired by Edward Bellamy's utopian novel ''Literature/LookingBackward''; the book could be considered a left-wing ''AtlasShrugged''.

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Nader was inspired by Edward Bellamy's utopian novel ''Literature/LookingBackward''; the book could be considered a left-wing ''AtlasShrugged''.''Literature/AtlasShrugged''.
22nd Feb '14 1:48:18 AM m8e
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In 2005, billionaire WarrenBuffett watches the damage of Hurricane Katrina and, seeing the slow government response, decides to help out himself. After helping out, a woman shouts, "Only the super-rich can save us!" Buffett gets an idea. He will help fix the country, with the help of some other super-rich folks, the Meliorists:

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In 2005, billionaire WarrenBuffett Creator/WarrenBuffett watches the damage of Hurricane Katrina and, seeing the slow government response, decides to help out himself. After helping out, a woman shouts, "Only the super-rich can save us!" Buffett gets an idea. He will help fix the country, with the help of some other super-rich folks, the Meliorists:



Other celebrities who appear are WarrenBeatty, WoodyHarrelson, and Governor Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger

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Other celebrities who appear are WarrenBeatty, WoodyHarrelson, Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, and Governor Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger
4th Nov '13 2:35:51 PM nombretomado
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* BillCosby, comedian and philanthropist

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* BillCosby, Creator/BillCosby, comedian and philanthropist
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