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]

Clinton in Economic Fantasyland

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/19/94 Bookmark and Share

Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at astrologers, voodoo and carnival fortune-tellers . . . take economists seriously!

I'm talking about economists like those boneheads who convinced George Bush that America's economic engine was running strong in '92,... [read more]

Flag-Waving Companies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/18/94 Bookmark and Share

They say that Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.

But when it comes to wrapping their products in the flag, several corporate scoundrels today are using patriotism as their first refuge. In its July issue, Consumer Reports... [read more]

Children s TV

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/15/94 Bookmark and Share

In a courtroom, the lawyer asked a witness: Could you see him from where you were standing?

I could see his head.
And where was his head?
Just above the shoulders.

Why, yes, that's where... [read more]

Lehman Brothers Typing Pool

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/14/94 Bookmark and Share

They say, The higher the building, the lower the morals [slide whistle].

Well, executives sitting high atop one of America's toniest investment banks -- Lehman Brothers, Inc. -- find their morals being questioned by some of Lehman's lowliest employees.... [read more]