Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/16/14 Bookmark and Share

In case you don't have enough to worry about, consider "early mortality syndrome."

Sounds gruesomely lethal, doesn't it? Luckily, this is not a human disease, nor has it struck America –... [read more]

Wall Street speculators are walling off young farmers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/15/14 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]

Diverting shareholder funds into "dark money" politics

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

If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court pretends, they certainly are loudmouths, constantly telling us how great they are and broadcasting their brand names everywhere.

Amazingly, though, these corporate creatures... [read more]

Walmart scheme steals from taxpayer and its own workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/13/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, time flies when it's pushed along by a jetstream of greed.

It seems like only yesterday that Walmart executives announced with self-congratulatory fanfare that the super-rich retailing colossus was... [read more]

Get a whiff of "synthetic biology"

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

It's always inspiring to see global corporate giants crush small farmers, stomp on nature, circumvent our laws by hook or crook, and deceive and gouge consumers.

Welcome once again to the... [read more]

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/9/14 Bookmark and Share

Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity.

Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of... [read more]