Recent Commentaries

CORPORATE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Wednesday, January 1, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Thomas Jefferson warned us 200 years ago that [quote] "Merchants give allegiance to no flag save their own."

He was not talking about little Main Street merchants, but about the sea-going... [read more]

"COTTON-FLUFF"

Tuesday, December 31, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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And now for something truly different: cotton toilet tissue.

Who says we do not live in exciting times?

Some Scots and some Texans (wouldn't you know... [read more]

LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH & INFAMOUS

Monday, December 30, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you are among America's upper crust, not only are you likely to have a live-in maid, a nanny, your own chef, a gardner and a chauffeur, but even a [quote] "personal shopper." This... [read more]

FREE-ENTERPRISE: CAFFEINATED WATER

Friday, December 27, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another voyage [Far-out space music] . . . into the "Far, Far, Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise."

Today's mission aboard Spaceship Hightower takes us into a strange new galaxy... [read more]

A SHORTER WORKWEEK

Thursday, December 26, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How do you feel about work?

Abraham Lincoln, the last good Republican president, had this to say about it: "I never did like to work, and I don't deny it.... [read more]

Grassroots Philanthropy

Wednesday, December 25, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Well, I was sitting around home getting in the Holiday Spirit, if you know what I mean, when I got to thinking about my old daddy -- rest his soul.

And thinking of him got me thinking about America's spirit of... [read more]

CHILDREN'S ADS IN CYBERSPACE

Tuesday, December 24, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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[Dark, threatening music] It's 1996 . . . Do you know who's soliciting your children.

Brand-name marketers, that's who, creeping into your home through the wide-open window of your computer,... [read more]

PRICING "THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS"

Friday, December 20, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If the price of gifts is up so much this holiday season that it's getting you down . . . just be thankful you don't have to buy all the gifts in "The Twelve Days... [read more]

HATHAWAY SHIRTS

Thursday, December 19, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Mark Twain said he agreed with the old saw that "clothes make the man," noting that [quote] "naked people have little or no influence in our society."

Well, a New York... [read more]

SELLING-OUT AMERICA TO ASIA

Wednesday, December 18, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Statesmanship," said Mark Twain, "is getting the formalities right and never minding about the moralities."

To bring Twain into the present, take note of two stories, back-to-back, in The New York... [read more]

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