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?

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

How Bad Public Policy Happens: eg, Trump’s Attack on the US Post Office

Jim Hightower

Trump attacks the Post Office to get back at Bezos Question: If you inject a stream of raw ignorance into a vat of gaseous arrogance, then jolt the mixture with 1,000 megawatts of malevolence… what … Read moreHow Bad Public Policy Happens: eg, Trump’s Attack on the US Post Office

Fed Up with Corporate Candidates and Rigged Politics?

Jim Hightower

Corporate candidates are old hat: time to ring in the new! Last June, after Democrats had lost four straight special Congressional elections (Rob Quist in Montana, James Thompson in Kansas, Archie Parnell in South Carolina, … Read moreFed Up with Corporate Candidates and Rigged Politics?

Holiday Shopping: Great Scamazon

Jim Hightower

As you’re doing your holiday shopping this season, think about this. As you’re doing your holiday shopping this season, think about this: While big brand names travel hither, thither and yon to play Milk the … Read moreHoliday Shopping: Great Scamazon

Where Does Inequality Come From?

Jim Hightower

The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon. The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon — it’s caused intentionally by … Read moreWhere Does Inequality Come From?

ALEC & the Koch Brothers Offer to Rewrite the Constitution

Jim Hightower

The new Founder, brought to you by the Koch brothers When you think of America’s great Constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This … Read moreALEC & the Koch Brothers Offer to Rewrite the Constitution

Laboratories of Democracy

Jim Hightower

The states are supposed to be laboratories of democracy, not strongholds of plutocratic power. In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America’s federal structure is that “a … Read moreLaboratories of Democracy

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