Wall Street sodbusters reap farm profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/1/14

We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These... [read more]

Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/30/14

What's the matter with the post office?

The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost... [read more]

Marriott's shameful hotel tipping scam

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/29/14

Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America's exploitative, low-wage economy couldn't get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy – along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: "Let them eat tips."

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McDonald's image problem

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/26/14

Now here's a dinner I wish I could've attended. According to Associated Press, it was an elegant evening of fine dining in New York City's trés chic Tribeca neighborhood. Celebrity chefs prepared a sumptuous spread... [read more]

What if antibiotics no longer work?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/25/14

Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]