Gentrification Begets Gentrification

Jim Hightower

Gentrification is a function of power, not economic inevitability. Gentrification is a function of power, not natural law or economic inevitability. It occurs when wealthy, politically connected interests make decisions in closed-door meetings to take … Read moreGentrification Begets Gentrification

Will You Win the ‘Throw Your Money at Amazon’ Sweepstakes?

Jim Hightower

How much are you paying Amazon? No, not how much did you spend online… How much are you paying Amazon? I don’t mean how much you’re shelling out for that set of bed linens or … Read moreWill You Win the ‘Throw Your Money at Amazon’ Sweepstakes?

Tiny Caravan of Desperate, Humble Hondurans Becomes Invading Army

Jim Hightower

How Trump demonized a caravan of humble Hondurans wending their way north as “invaders” to generate a fog of fear. Early on Sunday morning, April 1, our Head Fool received a report from his most … Read moreTiny Caravan of Desperate, Humble Hondurans Becomes Invading Army

Monopoly or Democracy? You Can’t Have Both

Jim Hightower

Lovers of monopoly are waging all out corporate class war on American people — and they’re winning. America’s political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war — not only our country’s many … Read moreMonopoly or Democracy? You Can’t Have Both

Trump’s Border Policies Undermine Our Democracy

Jim Hightower

Terrorized children are incarcerated in chain-link cages, thanks to Trump’s cruel border policies. In early June, I traveled to “The Valley,” as the McAllen-Brownsville area of Texas is called, down where the Rio Grande empties … Read moreTrump’s Border Policies Undermine Our Democracy

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