Michael Jacobson: Hot Popcorn

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/17/94 Bookmark and Share

There's an old cowboy saying: "Speak your mind...but ride a fast horse."

Well, I thought consumer champion Dr. Michael Jacobson had finally climbed on a mighty slow horse when he popped off about popcorn in movie theaters. Even I... [read more]

Prison Life Magazine : In Touch With The Inner Self

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/16/94 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower reporting to you from the New Frontiers of . . . Freeeeee . . . Enterprise.

Actually -- not so free in this case. Well, the enterprise is free, but the customers are not.

Joe Strahl, who managed the... [read more]

Three Health-Care Snake-Oil Salesmen

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/15/94 Bookmark and Share

How many legs does a dog have -- if you count its tail as a leg?

[Dog woofing . . . 4 times]. That's right on the spot, Spot, good dog! Even a dog knows the answer is four,... [read more]

Graduation Day and No Place to Go

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/14/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might get there."

Well, that's exactly the dilemma facing so many of America's fresh-faced high-school graduates. This month another three-quarters-of-a-million students got... [read more]

AT&T, MCI and Sprint s Oligopoly

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/13/94 Bookmark and Share

It's been said that advertising is the science of arresting the human intelligence -- just long enough to get money from it.

Well, the Big Three long-distance telephone companies have been running a series of "arresting" ads to make us think... [read more]

The Corporate Football League

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Professional golf has always struck me as the most corporate of big-time sports. Not only do most tournaments bear corporate names -- the Buick Westchester Classic, for example -- and not only do the pros cover themselves head-to-toe with... [read more]