The Dilbertization Of The American Workplace

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/8/94 Bookmark and Share

Does your paper carry the comic strip "Dilbert"?

Dilbert's a nebbish of a character, an Olympic-class Nerd who's a white-collar employee of some Great Big Corporation, Incorporated -- probably an insurance company.

In this issue [unfold funnies] Dilbert's boss comes into his... [read more]

Today s High-Dollar, Class-Conscious TV Reporters

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/7/94 Bookmark and Share

It used to be that rich, cigar-smoking media barons owned the presses -- and reporters were working stiffs who pounded a beat, drank at joints called "Shorty's" and identified with other working people.

But, today, the big reporters themselves are wealthy... [read more]

Tom Trantham: Bossie Knows Best

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/6/94 Bookmark and Share

The more Big Science, Big Government and Big Business try to mess with Mother Nature -- the more they seem to mess up Mother Nature.

Take something as natural as milk. Remember the old ad? [Bucolic music] "Carnation... [read more]

Congress: There s Always a Free Lunch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/5/94 Bookmark and Share

If you believe "there's no free lunch" -- you've obviously never been a member of Congress.

Even though millions of Americans these days are having a hard time putting so much as a slice of Spam and a few Tator Tots... [read more]

The Job Summit in Detroit: A Marshmellow Roast

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/4/94 Bookmark and Share

A small fire broke out in the office, and a guy rushed to the emergency cabinet on the wall that said: "In Case of Fire, Break Glass."

He smashed the glass [breaking glass] -- but instead of finding a fire... [read more]

Kiwi: The Little Plane That Could

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/1/94 Bookmark and Share

The airline industry has been a good example of a bad deal -- of bosses assuming that since they're the Top Dogs [Bark-bark], people working below them are just a bunch of fire hydrants.

This is why so many airline employees... [read more]