Bring in the Clowns: The Fed Jacks-Up Interest Rates Again

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/3/94 Bookmark and Share

Have you ever had the urge to "defenestrate" a banker?

Defenestrate means to pick someone up and hurl them right through the window.

Well let's start with Alan Greenspan, the nation's top banker who heads the Federal Reserve System. Greenspan is... [read more]

Monsanto, BGH, Michael Taylor and the FDA s Revolving Door

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/2/94 Bookmark and Share

Big government and Big business are usually so close you couldn't separate them with a crowbar.

But sometimes government and business literally become one, totally merging the public interest into the private interest.

What's that sound [whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop]? Why,... [read more]

Baseball: Picking the Pockets of Fans and Taxpayers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/29/94 Bookmark and Share

Ah spring! Wildflowers are blooming, songbirds are chirping, baseball season has started . . . and all's right with the world [Song: "Take me out to the ball game / take me out to the game /... [read more]

The Single-Payer Health-Care Plan: A Conservative Approach

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/28/94 Bookmark and Share

"Now that the flaws of President Clinton's and other [health] reform plans have become painfully evident and the debate has veered toward gridlock, it's time to give the [Canadian-style], single-payer plan a hard second look."

That's a quote. Not from... [read more]

Clinton s Job Statistics: Mumbo, Jumbo

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/27/94 Bookmark and Share

They say that "To err is human . . . To get paid for it is divine."

Well, the only professions I can think of that routinely allow you to make errors -- and be handsomely rewarded for it -- are... [read more]

Monsanto: Pushing BGH on Our Kids

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/26/94 Bookmark and Share

Some corporations have an arrogance so massive that it can block out the sun.

Check out Monsanto, the humongous chemical maker that's trying to force-feed American kids with a synthetic growth hormone called BGH.

Monsanto's hormone is injected into dairy cows so... [read more]