Mesmerized by Amazon's digital charm and explosive growth in sales, few have looked closely at the animal itself. It screams for scrutiny because it, more than any other single entity, has had the infinite hubris to envision a brave new, computer-driven oligarchic order for our society—then has proceeded to assemble it. Amazon smells today’s mass employment desperation, preys on it, and thrives on it. That is the “magic” behind its super-cheap prices and super-efficient delivery system.
This is not judicial activism, it's judicial radicalism – a
black-robed political coup over America's historic democratic ideals. Five
men have just overthrown the power of the people's vote, enthroning
corporate money as supreme in all of our country's elections. Jefferson,
Madison, and the... [read more]
We are nearly speechless (rare in our office), and thrilled to announce that Hightower is the recipient of the 2009 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Below are the full details in a press release sent out this morning.
Combined with... [read more]
On Sunday, 8/24, Hightower appeared on stage in Denver at Live From Main Street's"So You Say You Want Change: Exploring the Conflicts and Opportunities Ahead" Hosted by Laura Flanders -- with guests Van Jones, Donna Edwards, and many... [read more]