Three Health-Care Snake-Oil Salesmen

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/15/94 Bookmark and Share

How many legs does a dog have -- if you count its tail as a leg?

[Dog woofing . . . 4 times]. That's right on the spot, Spot, good dog! Even a dog knows the answer is four,... [read more]


Graduation Day and No Place to Go

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/14/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might get there."

Well, that's exactly the dilemma facing so many of America's fresh-faced high-school graduates. This month another three-quarters-of-a-million students got... [read more]


AT&T, MCI and Sprint s Oligopoly

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/13/94 Bookmark and Share

It's been said that advertising is the science of arresting the human intelligence -- just long enough to get money from it.

Well, the Big Three long-distance telephone companies have been running a series of "arresting" ads to make us think... [read more]


The Corporate Football League

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Professional golf has always struck me as the most corporate of big-time sports. Not only do most tournaments bear corporate names -- the Buick Westchester Classic, for example -- and not only do the pros cover themselves head-to-toe with... [read more]


Good Environmentalism, Good Jobs and Good Business Converge in the South Bronx

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/9/94 Bookmark and Share

The Bible teaches that on the third day of creation, God created Earth, and on the sixth day, he brought in us humans.

Now, as I see it, God's only mistake was that he didn't require us to put up a... [read more]


GATT: A One-World Corporate Government

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/8/94 Bookmark and Share

Admit it.

You were relieved when that big NAFTA fight was over last fall -- even if you didn't like the outcome -- because it meant you wouldn't have to hear any more about international trade policy -- that arcane, toothache-of-an-issue.

But... [read more]