Coca-Cola's corrosive corporate ethos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/10/15 Bookmark and Share

If your car's battery terminals are corroded, just open a can of Coca-Cola. Coke will dissolve corrosion, making your battery connections spiffy clean in a jiffy!

Ironically, however, Coca-Cola can't seem... [read more]

Guess who's pushing for prison reform?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/9/15 Bookmark and Share

"Too many people are behind bars that don't belong there," declared a group demanding major reforms to America's throw-'em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies.

For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed... [read more]

Why has nefarious corporate behavior become so commonplace?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/8/15 Bookmark and Share

As a raker of muck, it's my job to root out the nefarious doings and innate immorality of the corporate creature.

But I'm in danger these days of being rendered... [read more]

Rafael and Ted Cruz: Like father, like son

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/7/15 Bookmark and Share

Memo to future presidential candidates from Ted Cruz: (1) If you're going to issue an autobiography to promote your campaign; and (2) if your book highlights your father's heroic adventures in the 1950s Cuban revolution... [read more]

Building monopolies, one merger after another

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/4/15 Bookmark and Share

There's a new surge in the corporate urge to merge.

Not long ago, monopolies, duopolies, and oligopolies were not only frowned upon by our public watchdogs, but aggressively challenged, and even... [read more]

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/3/15 Bookmark and Share

The word "free" in "free enterprise" is not an adjective, it's a verb – as in, let's "free up" the enterprise of small businesspeople who're locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power.

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