School lunches vs. fat cat dinners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/23/14

Ah, progress! In the 2012 elections, Republicans cast themselves as budget balancers by promising to whack welfare programs for the poor, snarling that such people are "takers" and "moochers."

Such vindictive... [read more]

Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street's culture

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/22/14

Let's review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: Defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly-much more.

At last, though, some of... [read more]

Koch brothers demand more government intervention and taxes

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/21/14

Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics, so let's study one.

Suppose you're a corporate chieftain who's a free-enterprise fundamentalist, despising government regulation, taxation,... [read more]

Pfizer thumbs its corporate nose at America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/20/14

Gosh, you've got to feel sorry for Pfizer. The poor drug giant has to pay taxes in our country, so it's leaving.

When I say "poor" drug giant, I don't mean... [read more]

In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/19/14

Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]