Jim Hightower

A Corporate Supercell Spawning A Hailstorm Of Special-Interest Legislation
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A Corporate Supercell Spawning A Hailstorm Of Special-Interest Legislation

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Just days after last November’s election, jubilant members and top staffers of the notorious corporate front group, American Legislative Exchange Council, gathered for a celebratory lunch and planning session at the group’s DC headquarters. But rather than looking toward Congress and the newly Republicanized White House, these schemers were drooling over so…

Wall Street Thieves Find New Ways To Steal From Us
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Wall Street Thieves Find New Ways To Steal From Us

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The self-described “Geniuses of Wall Street” are being stupid. Again. In 2007, their stupid schemes and frauds crashed our economy, destroying middle-class jobs, wealth and opportunities. Far from getting punishment, however, these financial scofflaws were bailed out by their Washington enablers – so the moral lesson they learned was clear: Stupid pays!…

A Deere In The Spotlight
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A Deere In The Spotlight

BY JIM HIGHTOWER When I was a boy, I loved spending time with my Uncle Ernest and Aunt Eula on their small northeast Texas farm. They pulled a frugal living from their 50 acres, raising a little bit of everything. Doing a lot with a little to make ends meet, Ernest and Eula operated on…

Do-It-Yourselfers Unite!
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Do-It-Yourselfers Unite!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Planned obsolescence has long been a consumer expense and irritation. Now brand-name profiteers are pushing a new abuse: Repair prevention. This treacherous corporate scheme does more than gouge buyers on the original purchase. Using both legal ruses and digital lockdowns, major manufacturers are quietly attempting to outlaw the natural instinct of us…

The Partisan Use Of Preemption Is Surging
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The Partisan Use Of Preemption Is Surging

BY JIM HIGHTOWER We the People are being burgled. Again. The latest hit is just the latest in a long string of political robberies, a nationwide crime wave being pulled off by moneyed elites and their political henchmen. With each heist, they haul off a little more of our democratic power: the ability of the…

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