Let s Redline the World Bank

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/27/94 Bookmark and Share

I have to confess that I have an inbred Texas bias against giant banks. In fact, back when Texas was a Republic, our constitution specifically outlawed the establishment of any banks!

Well today there's one bank in particular that needs... [read more]

Big Coffee Roasters Burn Consumers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/26/94 Bookmark and Share

Here at the Chat & Chew Cafe [SFX: counter clatter], I'm steaming over my cup of joe today.

I'm steamed because of this report about coffee prices suddenly jumping up.

Procter & Gamble, General Foods and a couple of other... [read more]

The S&L Bailout: Sweetheart Deals

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Like a ne'erdowell brother-in-law who keeps showing up on your doorstep . . . here comes that great big gooey money-sucking mass of idiocy and corruption called [Frankenstein music]: The Savings and Loan Bailout.

A new Associated Press study... [read more]

Oldsmobile Goes Touchie-Feelie

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/22/94 Bookmark and Share

I don't know if it's due to some unusual swirls of energy in the cosmos or some California Karma surging eastward, but a Touchie-Feelie Phenomenon is breaking out everywhere. In the medical world, for example, one no... [read more]

Scanner Scams

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/21/94 Bookmark and Share

Do you check your receipts at the grocery store? Few of us do . . . but it looks like maybe all of us should be [cash register ringing].

The old cash register -- along with the notion that grocery... [read more]

Health Care for Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/20/94 Bookmark and Share

Here it is again: yet another poll is out making clear that the American people overwhelmingly want fundamental reform of our health-care system, including guaranteeing coverage for everyone and putting controls on our skyrocketing medical costs.

And, sure enough, here... [read more]