Madison Avenue Taps Into Workers Real Fears

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/9/94 Bookmark and Share

Did you know that to celebrate Halloween over in Hungary, it's common for employees to go to work dressed as their bosses? [Good Halloween scary sound]

Now that's spooky.

Well our own workplace is a pretty spooky scene these days, too, with... [read more]

Trickle-Down Morality

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/8/94 Bookmark and Share

As some wit once noted: The difficulty of teaching manners to children lies in finding any good examples among adults.

Well, I'm not talking here about table manners, but about knowing right from wrong, about taking responsibility for one's actions.

Unfortunately, too... [read more]

Hey, C.I.A.: Get a Grip

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/7/94 Bookmark and Share

When Casey Stengel managed the bumbling New York Mets in 1962, he once asked in exasperation: "Can't nobody here play this game?"

Well, am I the only one who suspects that the '62 Mets are now running our CIA?

OK, Moles can... [read more]

The Fun of Political Propaganda

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/4/94 Bookmark and Share

Have you received your "Official Survey Document"?

I just got mine in the mail. It's done-up in authentic government brown and has the bona-fide U.S. eagle printed on it, like maybe the IRS or some other Big Officious Government Agency... [read more]

Time to Get Tough on Welfare Kings

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

Hey, Bill Clinton's coming down hard on those "Welfare Queens," huh?

In his State of the Union speech, Clinton brought back memories of Ronald Reagan. He puffed himself up in his "New Kind of Democrat" posture and declared: [actuality]... [read more]

Middle Management: Learning About Unemployment the Hard Way

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/2/94 Bookmark and Share

We always think it can't happen to us.

But even the worst can happen -- in Germany 1938, a Lutheran pastor, startled to find himself in a Nazi concentration camp, offered this chilling sequence: "[They] first came for the communists and... [read more]