Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/12/15

The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]

The comeuppance and downfall of an arrogant coal baron

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/11/15

Don Blankenship had it all. The West Virginia coal baron had all the baubles of personal wealth, absolute control over his corporate subordinates and workers, and unmatched political power that extended through every branch of... [read more]

Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/10/15

Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"

But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]

Warning: Pink ribbons don’t cure breast cancer

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/9/15

Must everything be commercialized – even cancer?

This is a question that more and more women who have breast cancer are asking in rising vexation over what's become know as the... [read more]

Mighty Monsanto meets its match in musician

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/6/15

The Canadian rocker and master story teller, Neil Young, says: "Music is a universal language." Yes, and when created by a people's champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty – just... [read more]