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Low-wage corporate exploiters dressed as mom & pop

Thursday, June 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When corporate lobbyists and the congress critters they control attack efforts to raise the minimum wage to at least a bare level of human decency, they always try to cast the issue as an intolerable... [read more]

Is it smart to connect smart phones to smart homes?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.

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When no news is bad news

Tuesday, June 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If a tree falls in the woods and NBC, ABC, and CBS aren't there to cover the crash, does it make a sound?

Not necessarily. For example, consider some very big... [read more]

A bold shift in America's minimum wage debate

Monday, June 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America's historic value of economic fairness.

Gosh, I hope... [read more]

Caterpillar crawls into offshore tax haven to hide profits

Friday, June 6, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The dictionary defines a caterpillar as a "wormlike larva" and a "crawler." Also, that "pillar" part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to "pillage, abuse, mistreat."

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Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Thursday, June 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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Being a bankster means never saying, "I'm sorry"

Wednesday, June 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The funny thing about Wall Street banksters is that they make a killing by defrauding millions of homeowners, customers, investors, and taxpayers – then, when caught, they wonder why we don't love them.

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Let's Re-fund America

Tuesday, June 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As we know, the barons of Wall Street have not hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their "free market"... [read more]

Moral Monday on the move

Monday, June 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rosa Parks became a powerful symbol of courage and defiance in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by simply refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back... [read more]

Samsung apologizes. Only, not really

Friday, May 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment.

Okay, the word "sometimes" makes such apologies seem more common... [read more]

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