The Wealth Monopoly

Jim Hightower

Until relatively recently, the ethical standard was for workers to gain a proportionate share of the income growth we generate, but now we have a “wealth monopoly.” I should start this homily on inequality and … Read moreThe Wealth Monopoly

Superrichinoids: The Weirdest Species of All

Jim Hightower

“Superrichinoids” have an irrational, insatiable desire to accumulate boundless personal wealth, making them the weirdest species of all. I love nature shows on TV. They take you into the jungles, the ocean depths, the deserts, … Read moreSuperrichinoids: The Weirdest Species of All

Where Trump’s Kakistocracy Can Find a Good Farm Policy

Jim Hightower

Trump is running a kakistocracy that can’t do anything right, and that includes farm policy. Government by the rich is called plutocracy. Government by police power is autocracy. Government by thieves is kleptocracy. Government by … Read moreWhere Trump’s Kakistocracy Can Find a Good Farm Policy

Where to Get the Money to Start Fixing Inequality

Jim Hightower

Is fixing inequality even possible? When Jesse Jackson ran a strong populist campaign for president in 1988, advocating bold new policies and programs to address fixing inequality, establishment skeptics scoffed, “Where ya gonna get the … Read moreWhere to Get the Money to Start Fixing Inequality

The Gloppy Mess of Merger Mania

Jim Hightower

The old merger mania model of self-enrichment through corporate takeover, consolidation and contraction turns out to be not just bad morals but bad business. Here’s a recipe for you: Chop up 6 Oscar Meyer wieners, … Read moreThe Gloppy Mess of Merger Mania

Kroger: Don’t Lose Local News

Jim Hightower

“America’s Grocer” arbitrarily ejected local news publications from their stores — what gives? Do you shop at a Kroger supermarket? Or maybe at Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Fry’s, City Market, Pick ‘n Save or … Read moreKroger: Don’t Lose Local News

Who’s Behind the Increasing Suppression of Your Right to Protest?

Jim Hightower

Multinational corporations have been quietly colluding with legislators and governors to suppress the right to protest. As British playwright and political rabble-rouser George Bernard Shaw noted, “You don’t learn to hold your own in the … Read moreWho’s Behind the Increasing Suppression of Your Right to Protest?

When the World Is on Fire, What Should We Do?

Jim Hightower

For millions of people around the globe, the pressing issue of our time is this: The world is on fire! For millions of people around the globe — especially young people — the pressing issue … Read moreWhen the World Is on Fire, What Should We Do?

Why Would We Trust Plutocrats to Save Us from Plutocracy?

Jim Hightower

Forgive me for not believing for a moment that there’s one iota of sincerity in this sudden assertion of egalitarian sentiment by today’s plutocrats. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a loud-talking … Read moreWhy Would We Trust Plutocrats to Save Us from Plutocracy?

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