Clinton s Job Statistics: Mumbo, Jumbo

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/27/94 Bookmark and Share

They say that "To err is human . . . To get paid for it is divine."

Well, the only professions I can think of that routinely allow you to make errors -- and be handsomely rewarded for it -- are... [read more]

Monsanto: Pushing BGH on Our Kids

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/26/94 Bookmark and Share

Some corporations have an arrogance so massive that it can block out the sun.

Check out Monsanto, the humongous chemical maker that's trying to force-feed American kids with a synthetic growth hormone called BGH.

Monsanto's hormone is injected into dairy cows so... [read more]

Them That s Got is Them That Gets

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Who says the economy's not whizzing?

Right here in the morning paper it says the chief executives of America's big corporations averaged about a ten-percent increase in their salaries and bonuses last year.

There's some economic news for you.

What! You didn't... [read more]

Military Spending: The Fork in the Road

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra once explained that "When you come to a fork in the road, you've got to take it."

Well, it's kind of hard to take both paths, but our man Bill Clinton seems to be following Yogi's lead. With... [read more]

Roadkill On The Information Superhighway

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/22/94 Bookmark and Share

High-tech is threatening to overwhelm us. A lady gave a ballpoint pen to her six-year-old son. He examined it for about a minute, then said: "OK, I give up. How do you turn it on?"

I'm doomed, old... [read more]

Gallo : Making Wine Without Pesticides

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/21/94 Bookmark and Share

Back when I was in college -- and was something of a party animal -- "fine wine" was a concept we measured not by a bottle's delicate bouquet or its vintage, but by its volume -- as in:... [read more]