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: 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.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Democratic race is closer than the mainstream media would like to admit.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Mossack Fonseca is getting all of the attention, but state governments are just as guilty of corruption.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's so easy you won't believe you didn't think of it first.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

They reap what they sow.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Where does all the the Tea Party's grouchiness come from?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: Other Words

The late justice’s demise at a Texas resort shows why we can't trust judges to police their own integrity.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: Other Words

Big pharma executives are going all out to paint themselves as the good guys — just not to you.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Flint reveals that there is a much deeper contamination poisoning our country's political morals.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Corporate predator Icahn is crying poverty for poor superrich chieftains of profiteering giants.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2016, Source: Other Words

Polls show that Bernie Sanders would trounce Donald Trump, but you’d never know that from watching TV news.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2015, Source: OtherWords

This corrupt higher education "industry" ought to be put out of business.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

In 1988, the elegant space inhabited by principle was suddenly invaded by the indelicate demands of profit.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We face a momentous choice: a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriculture or in exploitative agri-industry.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Anheuser-Busch InBev intends to gulp down the second biggest beer conglomerate SABMiller.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015, Source: Other Words

His White House bid has raised its $15 million from 400,000 ordinary Americans.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new monument was created to honor 19th century profiteer George Pullman.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Their concern is not driven by moral outrage at the injustice of it all, but by self-interest.