Labor Day lesson: there's no such thing as a "consumer"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/1/14

In the run-up to this Labor Day, I've noticed several CEOs, political pundits, and so-called economic experts saying they're confused as to why Americans are so down. Consumers should be out buying stuff, they say,... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/29/14

The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Cargill's GMO hypocrisy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/28/14

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

I don't think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that... [read more]

Police… or combat soldiers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/27/14

From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]

Rick Perry's Clown Show

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/26/14

Political candidates should avoid getting defensive – as old-timers put it, any candidate who's explaining, is losing.

So it's a hoot to watch Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry try to explain away... [read more]