The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/15/15 Bookmark and Share

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]


Scurrilous corporate thieves are stealing workers' comp

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/14/15 Bookmark and Share

They say there's honor among thieves, but I say: That depends on the thieves.

Your common street thief, yes – but not those princely CEOs of corporate larceny. The elites... [read more]


Oil refinery workers on strike over explosive issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/13/15 Bookmark and Share

It doesn't take highly-advanced knowledge and skills to work at one of these quick-fix automobile maintenance chains that specialize in routine jobs like muffler replacement or oil changes. But handling maintenance at a huge petro-chemical... [read more]


Help oust the Koch's junk science from our public science museums

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/10/15 Bookmark and Share

We've all seen those touchie-feelie TV ads with baby deer, butterflies, and sylvan streams – claiming that Amalgamated Contamination Inc. is nature's best friend. There's a word for such hokum: Greenwashing.

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Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/9/15 Bookmark and Share

Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"

TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]


Wall Street upset by lack of deference from senators

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/8/15 Bookmark and Share

Wall Street arrogance seems to be accelerating even faster than our infinite cosmos is expanding.

It's not enough that the greed and illegal acts of giant financial conglomerates crashed our economy;... [read more]