Jim Hightower

10/16/2014 - 1:30pm

    As an old popular song asks: What do you get if you “work your fingers right down to the bone?” Boney fingers.

    As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott hotel chains know, that’s more than a cute lyric. It’s the truth....

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...

05/04/2014 - 11:27pm

    From the Gatling gun to the nuclear bomb, from hot air balloons to drones, the military has enlisted scientists to develop ever-more effective war technologies. Now comes a long-sought scientific breakthrough that the military brass consider the ultimate advantage for battlefield effectiveness: ready-to-eat...

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