Ruth Shaver

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/18/93 Bookmark and Share

Ruth Shaver loved Safeway. Over the years, she worked her way up to earning $12 an hour. She took great pride in her work. I do a good job, ... [read more]


A Floundering Tomato

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/18/93 Bookmark and Share

Gene-altered veggies are well, hot potatoes these days. Companies like Eli Lilly and Monsanto, Upjohn and Dupont, are investing billions.

Wait, you say, Those are drug... [read more]


NIKE

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/17/93 Bookmark and Share

Philip Knight is the founder and head-hog of Nike Corporation. You know Nike: they're the high-dollar sneakers advertised by sports stars like Michael Jordan. "Just do it," they say in their ads.

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Fat Cats / Alley Cats: ACORN

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/17/93 Bookmark and Share

The Local politics of Washington, D.C. are pretty much like local politics everywhere: Infested with a swarm of business lobbyists and PACs trying to keep things going their way by waving big campaign checks under... [read more]


Community Banks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/16/93 Bookmark and Share

Bankers and their lobbyists would have you and me believe that all our borrowing woes will be OK if we just let the big banks get bigger. I tell you: If ignorance is bliss,... [read more]


Grassroots Environmentalists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/16/93 Bookmark and Share

This really is a great country isn t it? It s the ordinary people who do the extraordinary things housewives, factory workers, school teachers and other MAD-AS-HELLERS out there taking on some of the... [read more]