A chicken coop as a monument to greed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/13/14 Bookmark and Share

If you're an upper-class, über-rich Brit, the price of being blessed with such wealth and social standing is that you're expected to be at least slightly amusing to the general public, offering some combination of... [read more]


Low-wage corporate exploiters dressed as mom & pop

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/12/14 Bookmark and Share

When corporate lobbyists and the congress critters they control attack efforts to raise the minimum wage to at least a bare level of human decency, they always try to cast the issue as an intolerable... [read more]


Is it smart to connect smart phones to smart homes?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/11/14 Bookmark and Share

In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.

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When no news is bad news

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/10/14 Bookmark and Share

If a tree falls in the woods and NBC, ABC, and CBS aren't there to cover the crash, does it make a sound?

Not necessarily. For example, consider some very big... [read more]


A bold shift in America's minimum wage debate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/9/14 Bookmark and Share

At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America's historic value of economic fairness.

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Caterpillar crawls into offshore tax haven to hide profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/6/14 Bookmark and Share

The dictionary defines a caterpillar as a "wormlike larva" and a "crawler." Also, that "pillar" part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to "pillage, abuse, mistreat."

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