A SHORTER WORKWEEK

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Sat., 4/18/92 Bookmark and Share

How do you feel about work? Abraham Lincoln, the last good Republican president, had this to say about it: "I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh --... [read more]


CEO'S GROSS COMPENSATION

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/31/92 Bookmark and Share

Alright, I don't want to hear any more of this tacky talk about America's hotshot corporate executives being paid too much. Yes, it's true that they are making a killing -- for example, the top dog at Texas Instruments bagged... [read more]


Congressional Junkets: 1995

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/12/92 Bookmark and Share

Ah, Italy! [Underlay of Italian instrumental music] The land of amore, of Chianti, of Verdi, of prosciutto, of gorgonzola and of course . . . of members of the United States Congress. Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, has just... [read more]


POLITICIANS: "REINVENTING" THIRD-PERSON PERSONAS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/10/92 Bookmark and Share

What strange times we live in. Politicians today unabashedly announce that they've "reinvented" themselves. It's as though they're a set of leggos -- one moment they're an airplane, the next moment they've been reconfigured into a cockroach. If political figures... [read more]


Ms. Smith Goes to Washington

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/25/92 Bookmark and Share

Quick, somebody call a doctor . . . I think I'm about to say something good about a Republican! Auugggghh . . . too late, here it comes: Linda Smith is doing her party -- and all of us --... [read more]


The Millionaire's Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/21/92 Bookmark and Share

It still seems wrong to me that in our so-called democracy -- where 80-percent of us make less than $50,000 a year -- those who supposedly represent us in Congress are way more likely to be in the Millionaire Class... [read more]