School lunches vs. fat cat dinners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/23/14 Bookmark and Share

Ah, progress! In the 2012 elections, Republicans cast themselves as budget balancers by promising to whack welfare programs for the poor, snarling that such people are "takers" and "moochers."

Such vindictive... [read more]


Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street's culture

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/22/14 Bookmark and Share

Let's review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: Defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly-much more.

At last, though, some of... [read more]


Koch brothers demand more government intervention and taxes

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/21/14 Bookmark and Share

Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics, so let's study one.

Suppose you're a corporate chieftain who's a free-enterprise fundamentalist, despising government regulation, taxation,... [read more]


Pfizer thumbs its corporate nose at America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/20/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, you've got to feel sorry for Pfizer. The poor drug giant has to pay taxes in our country, so it's leaving.

When I say "poor" drug giant, I don't mean... [read more]


In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/19/14 Bookmark and Share

Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]


Luxury buyers lead the way to economic recovery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/16/14 Bookmark and Share

Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?

The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]