Aetna lifts the national standard for "competitive wages"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/12/15 Bookmark and Share

Business schools preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEOs must be idiots.

By that I mean the original Greek word "idiotes," which applied... [read more]

Welcome to what the Supreme Court wrought

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/11/15 Bookmark and Share

After the Supreme Court's democracy-mugging decree that corporations can dump unlimited amounts of their shareholders' money into our election campaigns, a guy named Larry sent an email to me that perfectly summed up what had... [read more]

Amazing – an insurance executive who makes sense!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/10/15 Bookmark and Share

Here's something I never expected to see: The CEO of an insurance giant who has an actual heart, some common sense, ethics, and the guts to go against corporate orthodoxy. Someone call Ripley's Believe It... [read more]

Super Bowl enriches NFL, stiffs host city

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/9/15 Bookmark and Share

How about that Super Bowl game, huh? And today, I've got the final score for you: The Pats 28, Seahawks 24… and Glendale minus 2,000,000.

Two million dollars that is –... [read more]

"We the People," not We the Corporations

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/6/15 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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Where's the ethical balance of America's scales of justice?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/5/15 Bookmark and Share

Is it really "fair and balanced"? I don't mean the ridiculous Fox TV channel, whose right-wing ranters mock their own PR slogan – but, rather, a network that actually matters in our society: America's legal... [read more]