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

Net Neutrality: Equality for All on the Web

Jim Hightower

The great virtue of the internet is that (so far) no one has controlled its content, and this is what ‘Net Neutrality’ is all about. We’re told by politicos, pundits and internet providers themselves that … Read moreNet Neutrality: Equality for All on the Web

Are You Ready for Corporate America’s Robot Economy?

Jim Hightower

Corporate bosses are quietly investing in hordes of sophisticated autonomous robot workers to replace us. With corporations socking away massive profits, and with the labor market fairly tight, why are worker’s wages still stuck at … Read moreAre You Ready for Corporate America’s Robot Economy?

‘Human Relations’ Depts Hide Inhumanity of Global Corporations

Jim Hightower

Introducing Glencore, rapacious global lord with no real human relations. Giant corporate entities have become so far-flung and impersonal that “human relations” departments have been created within the soulless structures to cloak the fact that … Read more‘Human Relations’ Depts Hide Inhumanity of Global Corporations

Should Big Corporations Pay the Taxes They Owe?

Jim Hightower

U.S. corporations owe $600 billion in taxes Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people … Read moreShould Big Corporations Pay the Taxes They Owe?

CEOs Call for Wage Increases for Workers! What’s the Catch?

Jim Hightower

Wage increases are a great idea, but… Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America’s corporate and political elites to hear: “I’m scared,” he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece. He adds … Read moreCEOs Call for Wage Increases for Workers! What’s the Catch?

Big Food and Hotel Giants Peddle Fake ‘Alternative’ Authenticity

Jim Hightower

“Alternative” lifestyle hotels and restaurants actually owned by mega-conglomerates Near my home in Austin, Texas, there is a great, old refurbished motel that I recommend to people when they come to visit our fair city. … Read moreBig Food and Hotel Giants Peddle Fake ‘Alternative’ Authenticity

Amazon Is Crushing Main Street and Threatening the Vitality of Our Communities

Jim Hightower

Maybe we should rethink shopping online at Amazon.com It’s that time of year — Thanksgiving holiday will be here soon, and we’ll gorge ourselves on turkey. And then we’ll get to celebrate black Friday (the … Read moreAmazon Is Crushing Main Street and Threatening the Vitality of Our Communities

History Calling: Time to Re-Declare Our Independence

Jim Hightower

It’s time once again for re-declaring our independence, this time from “They the Corporations.” Most of us celebrated July 4th by barbequing, doing a few 12-ounce elbow bends and setting off some fireworks. Some of … Read moreHistory Calling: Time to Re-Declare Our Independence

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