Samsung apologizes. Only, not really

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/30/14

Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment.

Okay, the word "sometimes" makes such apologies seem more common... [read more]

Bernanke's cut of bankers bailout loot

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/29/14

Perhaps you've been wondering: How's Ben doing?

Extremely well – thank you, now that he has stepped down as head of the Fed. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Benanke presided over most of the 2008 financial... [read more]

Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/28/14

Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]

Wall Street rewards Ben and Tim for stiffing you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/27/14

Not only has the Wall Street bailout restored the banksters who wrecked our economy to full prosperity, it's also paying off very handsomely for the bank overseers who orchestrated the bailout.

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America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/26/14

The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

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]