The Lie of Shareholder Hegemony

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower
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We Americans are facing an especially virulent, plutocratic version of this overbearing power. It’s called “shareholder hegemony.” Attention, class! Here’s our word of the day: “hegemony.” The word … Read more

Machiavelli’s Job Application

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Tom Ballard is the author of two novels, The Last Quack and The President is Down (“Best novel I’ve read in decades” -- Mark Twain), as well as the screenplay, Eco-Agent Man, and the stage plays, Get to Know Your Duck and Romeo and Juliet: The Later Years. He lives in Seattle with his pet geoduck, Bob. More of his works can be found at and on his YouTube Channel: TomBallardArts.
Tom Ballard
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Trump and Machiavelli: A match made in heaven Dear Mr. Trump, I was delighted to receive your Tweet! To answer your questions, I have taken the liberty of … Read more