Jim Hightower

09/11/2014 - 2:27pm

    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...

06/05/2014 - 3:29am

    No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right?

    If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!”

    But what do you call it when the...

05/29/2014 - 2:55pm

    Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment.

    The word “sometimes” makes such apologies seem more common than they are. “Once in a blue moon...

05/22/2014 - 5:58pm

    Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics.

    Consider this one: Suppose you’re a corporate chieftain who’s a free-enterprise fundamentalist, despising government regulation, taxation,...

05/15/2014 - 4:09am

    Where’s Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfect names for his more despicable characters, including Scrooge, Mr. Tulkinghorn, and Miss Havisham.

    So I...

05/08/2014 - 9:12pm

    The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people’s elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs?

    To find out, a few citizens recently paid a visit to...

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