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Barebones Health Insurance : Another Scam

Tuesday, August 13, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Jim Hightower watching the insurance industry go state-to-state, like an insurance agent going door-to-door, but selling a bad policy.

Their come-on is to offer cheap health insurance for the millions of American families who can't afford standard policies. State governments,... [read more]

THE PARKING METER FROM HELL

Monday, August 12, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Oh great.

Just when you thought modern life couldn't get one speck more harried, more frustrating, more infuriating -- here comes the inexorable march of technology [tromp, tromp, tromp, tromp] tromping right over us once again in the name of "progress."

I... [read more]

CORPORATE-WELFARE TRADING CARDS

Friday, August 9, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go to the Sports Desk now [Music: Sports Theme] . . . time for Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature: a hot, new set... [read more]

MAX'S POT

Thursday, August 8, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Henry David Thoreau defined commonsense as "genius with its work clothes on."

Thoreau had in mind people like Pliny Fisk and Gail Vittori, co-directors of a remarkable, non-profit outfit called Center... [read more]

IBM's SHOW ON NBC

Wednesday, August 7, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Don't worry," they told us. "Yes, the increasing conglomeration of the media is putting control of our public airwaves into a very few corporate hands, and yes, some pesky critics of such total... [read more]

GOUGING US WITH BANK FEES

Tuesday, August 6, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I recently received a mailing from my bank. Well, it used to be my bank -- now it's been bought-out by Norwest Banks. I don't live in the Norwest, I live in the Southwest, but... [read more]

GOUGING US WITH BANK FEES

Tuesday, August 6, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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[AP-Wire Clatter] . . . This just in on Hightower Radio . . . "First Quarter Profits of Banks Set New Record." This comes on top of record-level bank profits last year . .... [read more]

THE HYPE ABOUT HIGH-TECH JOBS

Monday, August 5, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The corrections column of a small newspaper noted: "Our paper carried the notice that Oscar Hoffnagle is a defective on the police force. Mr. Hoffnagle is, of course, a detective on the police... [read more]

SCENT ADS GO TOO FAR

Friday, August 2, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another voyage to: [Far-out Space Music] "The Far, Far FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise."

Spaceship Hightower takes you today deep inside the mysterious world of magazine advertising,... [read more]

MBNA's "MAGIC" CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

Thursday, August 1, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As magicians demonstrate to us all the time, the hand is quicker than the eye.

It's this same "magical" principle that lets corporations play tricks with our campaign finance laws. ... [read more]

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