TRAVELLING WITH PARENTS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/16/96 Bookmark and Share

Ahh . . . August . . . vacation time!

Nothing like packing-up the whole family in the car and hitting the road for one of those memorable cross-country... [read more]


HMOs MUZZLE DOCTORS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/15/96 Bookmark and Share

Hipocrates wrote the ethical guidelines that for centuries have governed how doctors relate to us patients, beginning with that reassuring dictum: "First, do no harm."

Ah, but the Hipocratic Oath... [read more]


COMMERCIALIZING GOVERNMENT

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/14/96 Bookmark and Share

Advertising, they say, is the art of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it [Police siren].

Well pull over buster, because advertisers are beaming their sales pitches... [read more]


Barebones Health Insurance : Another Scam

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/13/96 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower watching the insurance industry go state-to-state, like an insurance agent going door-to-door, but selling a bad policy.

Their come-on is to offer cheap health insurance for the millions of American families who can't afford standard policies. State governments,... [read more]


PENSION RIGHTS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/13/96 Bookmark and Share

Oh, you people. You re messing-up again. Tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk -- and ThePowersThatBe are just very, very upset with you.

It seems that most of the 90 million of us in... [read more]


THE PARKING METER FROM HELL

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/12/96 Bookmark and Share

Oh great.

Just when you thought modern life couldn't get one speck more harried, more frustrating, more infuriating -- here comes the inexorable march of technology [tromp, tromp, tromp, tromp] tromping right over us once again in the name of "progress."

I... [read more]