The mobsters of Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/3/14

Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating US trade laws, and bilking American soldiers. Can you even... [read more]

The sad tale behind Ben Bernanke's sadness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/2/14

Now you've done it – you've made Ben sad.

Ben Bernanke, I mean, the former head of the Federal Reserve, who bulldozed more than $3 trillion into Wall Street Vaults to... [read more]

How income inequality happens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/1/14

Where's Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfectly-fitting names for his fat cat characters, including Scrooge,... [read more]

School lunches vs. fat cat dinners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/31/14

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]

"Bonus Babies" make a huge haul

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/28/14

Not too many years ago, any news story about bonus money would've been about some 20-year-old baseball player – an up-and-coming superstar getting $100,000 or so on top of his salary as an extra incentive... [read more]