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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Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/5/14 Bookmark and Share

No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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