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Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Wednesday, May 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]

Wall Street rewards Ben and Tim for stiffing you

Tuesday, May 27, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Not only has the Wall Street bailout restored the banksters who wrecked our economy to full prosperity, it's also paying off very handsomely for the bank overseers who orchestrated the bailout.

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America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Monday, May 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

School lunches vs. fat cat dinners

Friday, May 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ah, progress! In the 2012 elections, Republicans cast themselves as budget balancers by promising to whack welfare programs for the poor, snarling that such people are "takers" and "moochers."

Such vindictive... [read more]

Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street's culture

Thursday, May 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: Defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly-much more.

At last, though, some of... [read more]

Koch brothers demand more government intervention and taxes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics, so let's study one.

Suppose you're a corporate chieftain who's a free-enterprise fundamentalist, despising government regulation, taxation,... [read more]

Pfizer thumbs its corporate nose at America

Tuesday, May 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, you've got to feel sorry for Pfizer. The poor drug giant has to pay taxes in our country, so it's leaving.

When I say "poor" drug giant, I don't mean... [read more]

In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Monday, May 19, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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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

Friday, May 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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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!

Thursday, May 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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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]

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