Jim Hightower

The GOP Will Free You From Having Health Care
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The GOP Will Free You From Having Health Care

BY JIM HIGHTOWER When I think of freedom, I think of it in positive, aspirational terms – our First Amendment freedoms, for example, or FDR’s “Four freedoms” or the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people around the globe. But right-wing, corporate-funded ideologues have fabricated a new negative notion of “freedoms” derived from individual…

Where Does Inequality Come From?
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Where Does Inequality Come From?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon – it’s caused intentionally by policy-decisions that corporate and political officials make, often in tandem. Every now and then, we commoners get a glimpse of inequality in the making, as we did recently when the GOP Boss…

What Is Worse Than Being Poor?
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What Is Worse Than Being Poor?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER These are hard times for America’s gold miners. They’re struggling to haul wealth out of the land, but seeing their pay dropping further and further down. Take Bob Mercer, who’s been a top miner for years, but last year, [which has been described as somewhere between lackluster and catastrophic] even Bob was…

Stop Blaming Workers, The Bosses Made This Mess
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Stop Blaming Workers, The Bosses Made This Mess

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The wailing in our country about the “invasion of immigrants” has been long and loud. As one complainant put it, “Few of their children in the country learn English … The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages … Unless the stream of the importation could be turned they will…

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