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THINK TANKS WHORE FOR INDUSTRY

Tuesday, August 20, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Proposition Number One: Do you want to stop arrogant federal agencies from intruding into your private business? Of course you do.

Proposition Number Two: Do you want drug... [read more]

WHO IS BEHIND THE CONVENTIONS?

Monday, August 19, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you want to know who really runs America, don't look to either the Republicans or the Democrats in Washington...look to who owns them.

If you had any doubts, check-out this month's presidential nominating conventions. You might think... [read more]

TRAVELLING WITH PARENTS

Friday, August 16, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ahh . . . August . . . vacation time!

Nothing like packing-up the whole family in the car and hitting the road for one of those memorable cross-country... [read more]

HMOs MUZZLE DOCTORS

Thursday, August 15, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Hipocrates wrote the ethical guidelines that for centuries have governed how doctors relate to us patients, beginning with that reassuring dictum: "First, do no harm."

Ah, but the Hipocratic Oath... [read more]

COMMERCIALIZING GOVERNMENT

Wednesday, August 14, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Advertising, they say, is the art of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it [Police siren].

Well pull over buster, because advertisers are beaming their sales pitches... [read more]

PENSION RIGHTS

Tuesday, August 13, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Oh, you people. You re messing-up again. Tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk -- and ThePowersThatBe are just very, very upset with you.

It seems that most of the 90 million of us in... [read more]

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]

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