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AVON'S BARBIE COLLECTION

Friday, May 30, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Join me now in another travel adventure [Far-out Space Music] . . . into the Far, Far, FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you into the Valley of... [read more]

LOBBYISTS PLUCK STRINGS OF POWER

Thursday, May 29, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There's a very complicated piece of music for mandolin-pickers called, "To Do This You've Got To Know How."

Well, it's the same with big corporations that pick the strings of government... [read more]

THE INCREDIBLY SHRINKING LUNCH HOUR

Wednesday, May 28, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The forty-hour workweek has become a joke as more and more of us have to work two and three jobs just to make ends meet, and as downsized companies demand that remaining employees work longer... [read more]

GREENSPAN: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Tuesday, May 27, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Alan Greenspan is our country's wacky Wizard of Oz, and it's astonishing to watch Washington and Wall Street tremble in his presence.

Greenspan, the head of The Fed, America's central bank,... [read more]

HYPOCRISY ABOUT HELPING KIDS

Monday, May 26, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I believe that America needs a new quota system. I'm not talking about job quotas for minorities, but Hypocrisy Quotas for politicians.

Obviously we can't stop Washington's hypocritical acts, but... [read more]

VIRTUAL PETS

Friday, May 23, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Did you have a pet when you were a child? A dog named spot, perhaps, or a cute cat, a turtle, a chicken, or maybe a cockroach named Charlie?

Kids... [read more]

CEO RETIREMENTS

Thursday, May 22, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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For most of us, when we retire, we're lucky if we get a little pension, a gold watch and a handshake. Indeed, most corporations have cut-out pensions for employees.

Well... [read more]

A REAL JOBS BILL

Wednesday, May 21, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There is a bill in Congress that the media is ignoring . . . but you and I should get behind.

Sponsored by Rep. Matthew Martinez, it's an emergency jobs bill... [read more]

"OFF-THE-CLOCK" WORK

Tuesday, May 20, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's an off-the-wall idea from America's biggest corporations: It's called "off-the-clock" work.

This scheme is stretching the typical work week to 50, 60 or even more hours by "asking" employees to... [read more]

CEOS GET LAYOFF PAYOFFS

Monday, May 19, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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There have been headlines recently about the stunning levels of paychecks that corporate executives pocketed last year -- averaging a 54 percent increase over the previous year.

Behind the headlines, though,... [read more]

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