How hedge fund billionaires literally "check" the people's will

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/19/15 Bookmark and Share

Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

"It" is the idea of finally ending a ridiculous tax loophole that was written... [read more]

Why not televise the widening wealth gap?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/18/15 Bookmark and Share

The debilitating spread of inequality between the superrich 1-percenters and America's downwardly mobile majority is of huge economic, political, and cultural significance to our country. So why is it largely ignored by the television media?... [read more]

Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/17/15 Bookmark and Share

People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]

Obama says "We are writing the rules." Who's "we"?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/16/15 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, Americans don't need enemies like China when we've got "protectors" like Obama.

In his pitch to get us to swallow that glob of global corporate greed known as the... [read more]

Let's break away from Black Friday Syndrome

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/13/15 Bookmark and Share

Imagine if retailers held a nationwide Super-Spectacular Sales Day – and no one came?

I don't mean customers, but that sales staff, cashiers, and even managers wouldn't show up to open... [read more]

Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/12/15 Bookmark and Share

The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]