Roadkill On The Information Superhighway

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/22/94 Bookmark and Share

High-tech is threatening to overwhelm us. A lady gave a ballpoint pen to her six-year-old son. He examined it for about a minute, then said: "OK, I give up. How do you turn it on?"

I'm doomed, old... [read more]

Gallo : Making Wine Without Pesticides

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/21/94 Bookmark and Share

Back when I was in college -- and was something of a party animal -- "fine wine" was a concept we measured not by a bottle's delicate bouquet or its vintage, but by its volume -- as in:... [read more]

Defense Contractors: Trying to Gut the False-Claims Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/20/94 Bookmark and Share

No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up, isn't it?

Well, grab an aspirin -- you'll need it when you get an earful of this. Twenty-two huge corporate defense contractors are now stalking the halls of... [read more]

Seed Savers: Preserving Our Past . . . and Our Future

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/19/94 Bookmark and Share

The thing that usually makes a difference in our world is not some rare act of bold heroism -- but the small, quiet everyday contributions of ordinary folks.

[Counter Clatter underneath] That's why Hightower Radio has assembled the Chat &... [read more]

The Chlorine Zero-Discharge Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/18/94 Bookmark and Share

There it is again. That great big, wet [smooooch] smooching sound that comes out of Washington every time government and big corporations get together in the back rooms.

This time it's the chemical and paper industries making whoopie with both... [read more]

Tax Day: Who Pays What?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/15/94 Bookmark and Share

It's that time again [Aaaaaagh, chains rattling, ohhh-ohhhhh, scruuuunch, shriek!] -- that's right: [echo] "Tax Day."

More and more, America's tax burden falls on the working class -- folks making under, say, $40,000 a year -- as politicians of both... [read more]