Shoveling America's wealth to the top

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/30/15 Bookmark and Share

As an old country saying puts it, "Money is like manure – it does no good unless you spread it around."

Yet, America's corporate and political leaders have intentionally been... [read more]


Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/29/15 Bookmark and Share

Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]


Turning human misery into corporate profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/28/15 Bookmark and Share

Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]


DADDY'S PHILOSOPHY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/25/15 Bookmark and Share

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

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"We the People," not We the Corporations

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/24/15 Bookmark and Share

In response to the Supreme Court's freakish decision in 2010 to bestow political "personhood" on corporations, I got an email from a guy named Larry, screaming that "Big money has plucked our eagle."

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The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/23/15 Bookmark and Share

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]