Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

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

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]


How income inequality happens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/13/14 Bookmark and Share

Where's Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfectly-fitting names for his fat cat characters, including Scrooge,... [read more]


The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/12/14 Bookmark and Share

Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.

Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]


Trying to pervert consumer protection into corporate protection

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/9/14 Bookmark and Share

The giants of food manufacturing are very concerned about you. They fear you could come down with a terrible plague called "consumer confusion" – and these selfless corporate entities are going all out to save... [read more]


In death Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/8/14 Bookmark and Share

If one obscure college professor dies, does it make any difference?

If you're Margaret Mary Vojtko, yes. In life, she was just another adjunct teacher at Duquesne University being grossly underpaid... [read more]


Corporate lobbyists challenged by a growing "Populist lobby"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/7/14 Bookmark and Share

Imagine a headline blaring, "An Army of 1,500 Lobbyists Swarms Capitol Hill."

But that wouldn't be news, since it happens every day. In fact, an occupying army of Gucci-clad corporate... [read more]