The Walmartization of higher education

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/24/14

We've learned from hard experience that the moral values of corporate chieftains rarely penetrate deeper than the value of their multimillion-dollar pay packages. But shouldn't we expect more from the chieftains of colleges and universities?

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Moral Monday on the move

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/23/14

Rosa Parks became a powerful symbol of courage and defiance in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by simply refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back... [read more]

Millionaire lawmakers can rise above their financial handicap

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/22/14

Mark Twain spoke for me when he said: "I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position."

One danger that such wealth brings is that... [read more]

Spymaster wants to outlaw reporting on NSA spying

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/21/14

In the movie plot of a spy thriller, our hero gets captured by agents of a repressive government, and they take him into a dark interrogation room, where the sadistic spymaster hisses at him: "We... [read more]

The millionaires' Congress vs. the people

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/20/14

The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to become congress critters.

You don't find many plumbers, mine workers, dirt farmers, Walmart associates, beauty parlor operators,... [read more]