Wall Street sodbusters reap farm profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/17/14 Bookmark and Share

We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These... [read more]


Pity the poor stressed-out rich

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

Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]


Silicon Valley Profits From Systemic Labor Exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/13/14 Bookmark and Share

The demigods of Silicon Valley like to present themselves as miracle workers, able to create electronic wonders (and wondrous profits) from nothing but their vaunted imaginations and entrepreneurial prowess.

Well, yes,... [read more]


Reviving the Bush-Cheney torture Policy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/12/14 Bookmark and Share

A bumper sticker from around 2008 offered a stinging, four-word response to the Bush-Cheney regime's enthusiasm for the cruel sport of waterboarding: "Impeach Bush," it urged, "Torture Cheney."

This comes up... [read more]


Exposing the secret corporate coup of our democratic elections

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

A big surprise in this year's elections is that American politics has become dominated by the least likely of participants: Shy people. That's strange, since running for office is an ego game, attracting those at... [read more]


Surrealistic rule in the Silicon Valley

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/10/14 Bookmark and Share

Silicon Valley, located somewhere between sensational and silly, has long been led by entrepreneurial billionaires with a surreal relationship to people in the normal workaday world.

Thus, the tech "geniuses" who... [read more]