HOW THE WEALTHIEST 400 AMERICANS GOT THAT WAY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/28/96 Bookmark and Share

Asked what his formula was for financial success, billionaire J. Paul Getty responded: "Rise early, work late, strike oil."

These days, ThePowersThatBe insist that anyone in America can become superrich... [read more]


TAX SUBSIDIES FOR JOB CUTTERS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/27/96 Bookmark and Share

Time for a Hightower Radio "Hog Report" [Hogs grunting] . . . featuring AT&T, Kimberly Clark, BankAmerica, Kodak, Amoco, Procter & Gamble, American Home Products, Mobil Oil, Allied Signal and MCI.

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GETTING "NIKIED"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/26/96 Bookmark and Share

Still radiant from the victorious glow of his re-election bid, Bill Clinton's first trip was not to Boston, Detroit, Chicago, LA, Seattle or to any of the other working-class towns that showered him with their... [read more]


PUTTING A HAPPY-FACE ON THE ELECTIONS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/25/96 Bookmark and Share

With the big national election over, the establishment media has been working overtime trying to plaster little, yellow Happy-Face stickers all over the results.

The official post-election spin is that people... [read more]


THE COST OF LIVING EXTREMELY WELL INDEX

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/22/96 Bookmark and Share

The economists and politicians tell us that inflation is a thing of the past, but it sure seems like everything I buy is up -- rent is way up, a plain Ford Taurus is out... [read more]


SUGAR CANE, TOADS, VIRUSES AND HUMAN STUPIDITY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/21/96 Bookmark and Share

Here's one of those "Won't-we-ever-learn?" stories. It's about Bufo Marinus."

No, Bufo is not an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears. He's a toad. But Bufo is a... [read more]