Exposing Our ‘Populist’ President as a Naked Plutocrat

Jim Hightower

As a lifelong con-man, our plutocrat president* reflexively uses an extra dose of bluster. Why does Donald Trump constantly preface his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the … Read moreExposing Our ‘Populist’ President as a Naked Plutocrat

Why the American Majority Despises Trump’s Washington

Jim Hightower

Now that he’s in Washington DC, is Trump really “draining the swamp”? Donald Trump, never lacking in self-esteem, bragged in 2016: “I know words — I have the best words.” Well, sometimes he does put … Read moreWhy the American Majority Despises Trump’s Washington

Who Really Pays for Corporate Subsidies?

Jim Hightower

Corporate subsidies are just super-expensive taxpayer handouts The hustlers claim that corporate subsidies to pay for job incentives are a sound investment of our tax dollars, because those new jobs create new taxpayers, meaning investments … Read moreWho Really Pays for Corporate Subsidies?

What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

Jim Hightower

It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations … Read moreWhat’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

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

Classier Class War

Will Durst

Waddya know? It’s America’s good old buddy, class war. Just when you thought America had fallen down the rabbit hole entering an undiscovered country with no recognizable features and a strange distorted landscape, who stops … Read moreClassier Class War

Why Does Amazon Get Corporate Welfare?

Jim Hightower

Amazon stands today as the most advanced and the most ambitious model of a future under oligarchic control. Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the man of unbounded ambition who founded Amazon, the online retailing colossus that … Read moreWhy Does Amazon Get Corporate Welfare?

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?

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