Recent Commentaries

"RATTIE" THE "ELECTRICIAN"

Thursday, October 30, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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This is too weird to be true, but it's in the Wall Street Journal, so it must be so.

I'm talking about "Rattie," an actual rat trained by Dr. Judy Reavis... [read more]

PROBING CONSUMERS' NAKED BEHAVIOR

Wednesday, October 29, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's take another journey [Far-out space music] into the Far, Far, FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you into the bizarre world of Madison Avenue, that shimmering galaxy... [read more]

RAISING HEMP

Tuesday, October 28, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You can eat it, for it has great cooking versatility and even more nutritional value than soybean foods. Doctors use its oil to boost your immune system and fight heart problems. You can... [read more]

CORPORATE BOARDS

Monday, October 27, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Like the cowbirds you see riding the backs of cattle, corporate directors have a symbiotic relationship with the corporate managers who choose them to serve on their boards.

Especially if you... [read more]

THE COST OF LIVING EXTREMELY WELL

Friday, October 24, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another chapter of [Rich theme] Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Cranky.

Sure, downsizings continue to hit the working class, yes the price of a six pack... [read more]

NIKE: IMAGE AND REALITY

Thursday, October 23, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There's a country song in which a jilted lover laments: "I bought the shoes that just walked out on me."

Well, if you buy Nike shoes, you're buying the ones... [read more]

A STEAL OF A DEAL

Wednesday, October 22, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another trip [Far-out space music] into the Far, Far, FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you on a journey to examine "tricks of the trade" --... [read more]

ON-LINE PRIVACY INVADERS

Tuesday, October 21, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The private-eye business [Dragnet theme] has gone upscale and high-tech.

The old private eyes, who had names like Sam, who dressed in rumpled suits and smoked cigars, who worked the back... [read more]

INSTANT LOANS=INSTANT RIPOFF

Monday, October 20, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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America's big bankers are terribly upset with you consumers! It seems that more and more of you are taking advantage of the bankruptcy laws by -- [gasp!] -- declaring bankruptcy.

... [read more]

VULGARITY BOOSTS WORKER MORALE?

Friday, October 17, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time again to hand-out another of Hightower Radio's highly-coveted [Beanie Cap Breakdown] "Gooberhead Awards," which I give periodically to those public figures who've got their tongues running 100 miles an hour, but don't seem to... [read more]

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