THE COST OF LIVING EXTREMELY WELL INDEX

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/22/96 Bookmark and Share

The economists and politicians tell us that inflation is a thing of the past, but it sure seems like everything I buy is up -- rent is way up, a plain Ford Taurus is out... [read more]


SUGAR CANE, TOADS, VIRUSES AND HUMAN STUPIDITY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/21/96 Bookmark and Share

Here's one of those "Won't-we-ever-learn?" stories. It's about Bufo Marinus."

No, Bufo is not an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears. He's a toad. But Bufo is a... [read more]


BUSTING HIGH-TECH SALARIES

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/20/96 Bookmark and Share

[Music: "William Tell Overture"] They say an intellectual is someone who can hear the "William Tell Overture" . . . and not think of the Lone Ranger.

Well, they got me... [read more]


HEMP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/19/96 Bookmark and Share

Imagine if there was a natural plant that could be used to make beautiful fabrics, fine paper, inexpensive fuel, safe pain-relievers and dozens of other worthwhile products -- all from one plant. A plant... [read more]


PENTAGON HOGS: "PAYOFFS FOR LAYOFFS"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/18/96 Bookmark and Share

Time for a Hightower Radio "Hog Report" [Hogs snorting] . . . and here they come, stampeding to the Pentagon's money trough.

It's Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and other giant military... [read more]


THE NEW THING: OXYGEN BAR

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/15/96 Bookmark and Share

I'm no big boozer, but I have been in my share of bars over the years -- just doing anthropological research you understand.

I've been in Oklahoma honky-tonks, California fern bars,... [read more]