Stories by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author of the book Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow (Wiley, March 2008). He publishes the monthly Hightower Lowdown, co-edited by Phillip Frazer. subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Sep 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful, but it's not new in our country.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Gouging people on the price of a life-saving medicine in order to jack up CEO pay.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Meet "Take On Wall Street," a grassroots movement preventing America's plunge into plutocracy.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

For starters, Trump isn't standing up for workers; it's his own wealth he's protecting.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of Americans are being hounded mercilessly for debts they don't owe.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Bernie revolution revived the concerns of middle and low-income families from the political scrap heap up to the top of our national discourse.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Election day won't mean the end of the revolution.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Against all odds, we advanced the progressive cause by forcing the corporate interests into public view.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Carrier moves plant from Indianapolis to Mexico, destroying working-class livelihoods in the process.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: OtherWords

Until the feds charge reckless bankers individually, they'll shake down shareholders to bail them out for misdeeds.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The establishment was too out of touch to know how angry many people were.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Nabisco plans to move an Oreo plant to Mexico, taking much-needed Chicago jobs with it.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity, a defining feature of the GOP.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary promises her husband will be put "in charge of revitalizing the economy." Good grief!

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source:

A small-town cartoonist in Iowa got the boot when he offended a Big Ag giant.

Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source:

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump each tapped into different segments of the American population who are fired-up. What will they do if they're candidates don't win?

Posted on: May 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The political elite are oblivious to irony: they are the ones who gave birth to the mass anger that now confronts them.

Posted on: May 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Introducing Glencore, rapacious global lord.

Posted on: May 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Uber lost in Austin. But will other cities catch on to the anti-labor "gig economy" before it's too late?

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A $5 billion fine is chump change for the likes of Goldman Sachs.