Bill Moyers gives Hightower a shoutout on The Colbert Report

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/1/13
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Big thanks to our friend Bill Moyers, who mentions Hightower's line of thinking from the June issue of the Lowdown: we shouldn't ask why people fall through the cracks, but why there are cracks to begin with.

You are causing America's depression!

Friday, September 23, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You know what's wrong with the American economy, Bucko? You, that’s what.

Yeah, yeah, it's true that the reckless global gambling schemes of Wall Street bankers are what wrecked our economy... [read more]

Who checks the "fact" checkers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/14/11
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Wow, so many "facts," so little insight.

I've been factoided! As might be the case with your newspaper, the Austin daily uses a feature that's quite the fad in revenue-strained papers, especially the chain operations (ours is a Cox product, based in Atlanta). The feature is called PolitiFact, which immodestly claims to be "sorting out the truth in politics."

HARD TIMES, SOFT HEADS

Monday, November 8, 2010   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A recent New York Times headline used the word "soft" to describe today's economy. On what planet does that wordsmith live? Soft implies cushions and comfort, while the economic reality that most Americans are experiencing... [read more]

EMBRACING THE WORLD WITH OUR ARMS

Wednesday, December 2, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The good news is that America is Number One! Once again, the US of A is at the top of the heap, not only besting every other nation on the globe, but beating out all... [read more]

LOBBYISTS TAKE A SOAK

Friday, November 27, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's a startling number: 13,000.

That's the number of corporate lobbyists in Washington, DC. Adding to their clout are the thousands of corporate executives who jet into our nation's... [read more]

ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR REAL PEOPLE

Friday, November 13, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How's our economy doing?

Most economists, media outlets, and politicos judge economic performance by such statistical indicators as the Dow Jones Average. Aren't there better indicators than stock prices?

... [read more]

TRY SOME REAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Tuesday, September 29, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Almighty Ben hath spoken. And he bringeth glad tidings to fill all hearts with great joy!

Ben Bernanke, that is, chairman of the Federal Reserve. As America's banker-in-chief, Bernanke periodically... [read more]

ECONOMIC LESSONS FROM AMERICA'S "BOOZE INDICATORS"

Friday, September 25, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Jack Welch, what a guy! The former-CEO of General Electric – who paid himself a fortune while slashing jobs and busting the wages of GE's workers – had an epiphany in 1995. Actually, what he... [read more]

ALL THE WINE THAT'S FIT TO DRINK

Friday, September 4, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Newspapers are dead, we're told. Dinosaurs in a twittering world.

Well, try telling that to The New York Times. The Brontosaurus of American journalism, the largest newspaper in all the land,... [read more]

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