Can a $7-billion penalty be a good deal?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: "Citigroup Punished."

At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of the... [read more]


Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/24/14 Bookmark and Share

Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.

That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]


Do-nothing Congress takes a vacation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/23/14 Bookmark and Share

When I heard that our congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: Anger… and gratitude.

Gratitude, because their... [read more]


Wall Street thieves should be ashamed… and shamed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/22/14 Bookmark and Share

When Wall Street wrongdoer Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7-billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank's CEO just shrugged, saying: "We believe that this settlement... [read more]


Warning: Boehner at work!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/21/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, has it already been two weeks since Congress took a vacation?

Those poor stiffs must be pooped from trying to catch up on all the heavy lifting that piled... [read more]


Is it smart to connect smart phones to smart homes?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/18/14 Bookmark and Share

In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.

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