In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/19/14 Bookmark and Share

Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]


Luxury buyers lead the way to economic recovery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/16/14 Bookmark and Share

Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?

The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]


Look out – the yummies are coming!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/15/14 Bookmark and Share

Attention, men. Yes, you – you with the Y chromosomes – it's time for some man-talk. Specifically, we need to address how you dress.

First, the good news: At long last,... [read more]


Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

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

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]


How income inequality happens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/13/14 Bookmark and Share

Where's Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfectly-fitting names for his fat cat characters, including Scrooge,... [read more]


The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/12/14 Bookmark and Share

Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.

Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]