Environmental Entrepreneur : Joe Pate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/22/93 Bookmark and Share

A couple years back, I asked a farmer what he thought of Congress' trying to maintain the status quo in agriculture policy.
Hightower, he said, "Status quo" is Latin for "The mess we're in."
He's right about that, and that's... [read more]


NAFTA : Mexican Wages

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/22/93 Bookmark and Share

No need to speculate on the impact of this North American Free Trade Agreement . . . --we can already see its future.
Yeah, dozens of Big-Name U.S. corporations have already moved 500,000 jobs from our country to Mexico. ... [read more]


East Austin Tank Farms

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/19/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower saying, people will take a lot of grief without making a fuss, but mess with their kids . . . stand back now!!

Mary Hernandez, a mother of three, lives in a working class neighborhood in... [read more]


Louisiana : Corp. Tax Exemptions

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/18/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower asking: Have you been billed for your property taxes this year?

Yeah. Me too. Up again.

So why not just ask for an exemption from these pesty taxes? Yeah, let your neighbors pay your share... [read more]


Dawn Flour Mill

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/17/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower saying economic development ought to be based on building-up our own people, instead of trying to steal the jobs of people somewhere else.

A few years back, I worked with some wheat farmers in the tiny town of Dawn,... [read more]


Timber Companies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/16/93 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower, talking about the Pacific Northwest, where timber companies want to keep cutting down 400-to-1000-year-old trees on our public land. They say if they stop, loggers won't have jobs and America's builders won't have lumber.

But it's a myth... [read more]