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A REAL JOBS BILL

Wednesday, May 21, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There is a bill in Congress that the media is ignoring . . . but you and I should get behind.

Sponsored by Rep. Matthew Martinez, it's an emergency jobs bill... [read more]

"OFF-THE-CLOCK" WORK

Tuesday, May 20, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's an off-the-wall idea from America's biggest corporations: It's called "off-the-clock" work.

This scheme is stretching the typical work week to 50, 60 or even more hours by "asking" employees to... [read more]

CEOS GET LAYOFF PAYOFFS

Monday, May 19, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There have been headlines recently about the stunning levels of paychecks that corporate executives pocketed last year -- averaging a 54 percent increase over the previous year.

Behind the headlines, though,... [read more]

"LOVE INVESTIGATORS"

Friday, May 16, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another journey [Far-Out Space Music] into the Far, Far, FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, spaceship Hightower takes you into that dark and strange world of private detectives --... [read more]

A DEADLY GAME OF GOLF

Thursday, May 15, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A pro golfer used to amuse his fellow whackers by serving as a human golf-ball washer -- instead of using the mechanical washer, he would pop the ball in his mouth, swish it around, and... [read more]

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wednesday, May 14, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Some people say money is the root of all evil, but that's not the way the Bible puts it. The Bible says that "The LOVE of money is the root of all evil."

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SUBSIDIZING THE ARMS MERCHANTS

Tuesday, May 13, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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We're number one! We're number one! [Fade down] We're number one! We're number one!

The USA's weapons industry has become the world's Number-one arms merchant, selling everything from assault... [read more]

THE DISNEY-MCDONALD'S SWEATSHOP PARTNERSHIP

Monday, May 12, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Disney Makes Dreams" goes an old advertising pitch for the maker of "Cinderella," "Snow White" and "Fantasia," along with Mickey, Goofy, Pluto and all those other loveable Disney characters.

But for... [read more]

BOSSES' BOOZE CUTBACK HURTS EMPLOYEES

Friday, May 9, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Is it rough at the office for you these days? Lots of tension, too much work for too few people, the boss on your case all the time?

What's with... [read more]

DONNIE TRUMP TALKS VALUES

Thursday, May 8, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, just when you think there's no idealism left in America, along comes Donnie Trump.

"The Donald," who is a big time developer and casino operator in the New York City... [read more]

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