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Jul 10 2015

Monsanto’s Boot Camp

If much of today’s news seems unreal to you, that’s because corporations are spoon-feeding it to the media. By Jim Hightower One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America’s mass-market media has been thoroughly corporatized — both in structure and mindset. Our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation of …

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Jul 04 2015

Buy Your Way into Scott Walker’s Circle

No matter how rich you are, it costs just $1 million to get the Wisconsin governor’s ear. By Jim Hightower If you think that none of today’s presidential candidates care about people like you, check out Republican Scott Walker. The Wisconsin governor not only cares, he wants to sit down with you, get your ideas, …

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Jan 10 2015

A Corporate Coup in College Football

Instead of sponsors bringing the games to us, bowl games now bring us to the sponsors. By  Jim Hightower Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football — well, football was the real religion. So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a radio hypester in Montgomery, Alabama, who …

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Oct 04 2014

The Nouveau Sodbusters: Wall Street’s fake farmers are harvesting sweet profits.

We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots. They’re Wall Street hucksters in Armani suits and Gucci loafers. The latest fast-buck fad for high-roller …

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Sep 06 2014

Do you want some hogwash with that burger?

Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash. Both meanings apply to Burger King’s current effort to take over Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut …

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Nov 02 2013

You won’t love these McSubsidies:Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers

    Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How does Mickey D’s do that? Peek behind the …

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Oct 20 2013

Health care hypocrisy:Sen. Ted Cruz declined taxpayer-funded coverage because of his wife’s Cadillac policy

And now, Dr. Hightower offers this advice for improving your mental health: Don’t fume about the GOP’s lunatic effort to kill health care reform — just laugh at their farcical show. Take Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour blabathon, in which he said he would stop the Affordable Care Act in its tracks. Not only did the …

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Aug 03 2013

Mother Teresa of global retail: Washington, D. C. should tell Walmart goodbye and good riddance if it won’t agree to pay its workers at least $12.50 an hour.

Want to see pure altruism in action? Go to Washington, D.C. — not to the federal government’s marble buildings, but to the real city, where ordinary folks live. There you’ll find a business organization that wants nothing more than to serve the people, help improve lives, and be a generous neighbor. That selfless organization is …

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