Stories by Jim Hightower

Populist author and radio commentator Jim Hightower writes The Hightower Lowdown, a monthly newsletter chronicling the ongoing fights by America’s ordinary people against rule by plutocratic elites. Sign up at subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"There's gold in them thar hills" of bad debt, and where there's gold, there are diggers.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This Koch-backed clique is set on buying a president and congressional majority to impose their will over America.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'Reclaim Chicago' has a bold agenda for moving the Windy City toward fairness and justice for all.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would allow an unprecedented level of global corporate rule over Americans.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Jamie Dimon said that banks are under assault--yet his company scored a $22 billion profit.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The company's PR initiatives can't disguise its unfair labor practices.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Instead of sponsors simply bringing the games to us, the games now bring us to the sponsors.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Citigroup became its own self-serving lawmaker thanks to a taxpayer subsidy.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Forget the inequality between the wealthy and poor--there's a divide between the barely rich and the uber-rich.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Armament giants have discovered a new market: the militarization of our local and state police agencies.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are requiring their staff to report on Thanksgiving Day.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's a reason Internet isn't provided for free as an investment in the common good.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The multibillion-dollar global armament giants have discovered a hot new growth market here at home.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When all else fails, the giants use their marketing muscle and political punch to knock the craft beers out of bars and off the shelves.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: Other Words

A tsunami of corporate cash is drowning our people’s democratic rights.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: Other Words

Where are Teddy Roosevelt and his trustbusters when we really need them?

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Trying to spread panic about immigrants and their risks is highly damaging to society.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Come on, Marriott -- stop playing Lord of the Manor and just pay your housekeepers a decent wage!

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: Other Words

None of these nouveau sodbusters has a speck of dirt under their fingernails, but they’ve figured out how to work the land without touching it.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Corporations are secretly funneling millions into the "dark money" vault of the RGA.