Let workers vote on CEO's pay

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/20/14 Bookmark and Share

One difference between top executives and worker bees, is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below, while simultaneously raising their own pay. If you wonder what's causing America's rapidly-widening... [read more]


Validating Marriott's low-wage exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/19/14 Bookmark and Share

As an old popular song asks, what do you get if you "work your fingers right down to the bone?" Boney fingers.

As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott chain of hotels... [read more]


A General tells the truth about the lies of war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/18/14 Bookmark and Share

In 1918, reflecting on World War I, Sen. Hiram Johnson said: "The first casualty when war comes is truth."

Actually, in America's recent wars, officials have slaughtered truth even before... [read more]


Wall Street sodbusters reap farm profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/17/14 Bookmark and Share

We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These... [read more]


Pity the poor stressed-out rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/14/14 Bookmark and Share

Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]


Silicon Valley Profits From Systemic Labor Exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/13/14 Bookmark and Share

The demigods of Silicon Valley like to present themselves as miracle workers, able to create electronic wonders (and wondrous profits) from nothing but their vaunted imaginations and entrepreneurial prowess.

Well, yes,... [read more]