The Walmartizaton of Thanksgiving

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Everyone from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas will take a deserved pause from the unrelenting intensity of work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions will not get a... [read more]


Wall Street speculators are walling off young farmers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/24/14 Bookmark and Share

Gabillionaires who invest in hedge funds generally have the ethical and aesthetic sensibilities of dirt clods. As far as they care, fund managers can put their money into skunk pelt futures – as long as... [read more]


Synthetic food: Our future doesn't taste good

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/21/14 Bookmark and Share

Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of corporate and governmental food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward in the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

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Let workers vote on CEO's pay

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/20/14 Bookmark and Share

One difference between top executives and worker bees, is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below, while simultaneously raising their own pay. If you wonder what's causing America's rapidly-widening... [read more]


Validating Marriott's low-wage exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/19/14 Bookmark and Share

As an old popular song asks, what do you get if you "work your fingers right down to the bone?" Boney fingers.

As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott chain of hotels... [read more]


A General tells the truth about the lies of war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/18/14 Bookmark and Share

In 1918, reflecting on World War I, Sen. Hiram Johnson said: "The first casualty when war comes is truth."

Actually, in America's recent wars, officials have slaughtered truth even before... [read more]