Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/18/15 Bookmark and Share

"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.

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An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/17/15 Bookmark and Share

Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]

The KBParty of plutocratic rule

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/16/15 Bookmark and Share

Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?

Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]

They're back, stumbling toward the White House

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/13/15 Bookmark and Share

Ready or not, the race is on! For president, I mean. Yes, Election Day is still a couple of years away, but the candidates are already loose on the land… and goosey as ever.

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Aetna lifts the national standard for "competitive wages"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/12/15 Bookmark and Share

Business schools preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEOs must be idiots.

By that I mean the original Greek word "idiotes," which applied... [read more]

Welcome to what the Supreme Court wrought

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/11/15 Bookmark and Share

After the Supreme Court's democracy-mugging decree that corporations can dump unlimited amounts of their shareholders' money into our election campaigns, a guy named Larry sent an email to me that perfectly summed up what had... [read more]