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: 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.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Republican Governors Association made a coding error in its database of dark money donors.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The price of Amazon's success is worker exploitation, the destruction of local enterprise and the creation of a corporate oligarch.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The rich get richer while farmers are turned into tenant laborers.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Every day, there are populist uprisings, both large and small, all across this country.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Short answer: They don't care about your health.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The true job creators are middle-class consumers, not rich businesspeople.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Texas Gov dodges real questions by turning his indictment into a circus.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: OtherWords

For 100 bucks, you get access to an Internet channel where she'll blather about things like the war on Christmas.