It's About Time : Thanksgiving

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/24/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower noting that as we approach Thanksgiving in these raucous and tumultuous times, let's be grateful for a few small favors that play to our gentler, more peaceful sides.

For example, while phone companies, cable systems and others are merging,... [read more]


IBM's Executives : Getting " Fat And Mean "

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/23/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower noting that IBM might be a sinking giant, but its executives are taking it down in high style.

While the company's stock-value has plummeted by 75-percent and nearly half of its employees -- 180,000 people -- have been chopped... [read more]


There Is No Free Market In Health Care

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/22/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower pointing out that those who oppose health-care reform on the grounds that government shouldn't mess with [quote] "the free market approach" are either pulling your leg . . . or they're running about a quart low on IQ.

There... [read more]


Lockheed's F-22 : A $60 - Billion Waste

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/18/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower noting that despite all the hoopla about streamlining the military budget, Washington is still throwing bushel-baskets of our money at overpriced weaponry designed to fight enemies we don't even have.

Take Lockheed's F-22 . . . pleeeeze!

Writing in Harper's... [read more]


Congress Punts On Campaign Finance Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/17/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower saying that the most important need in American politics is to get the big money out of it. The average cost of winning a seat in the House of Representatives last year was $550,000. In the... [read more]


Learning From Nature : Red Wine, Apples, Hot Sauce And Kudzu

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/16/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower noting that modern medicine tends to scoff at any treatment that doesn't require a doctor's appointment, a prescription and a bank loan to get.

That's why I get such joy seeing doctors having to acknowledge that, well, yes, maybe... [read more]