Jim Hightower

10/30/2014 - 1:55pm

    Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed.

    It seems like only yesterday that Wal-Mart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn’t a scrooge after all.

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06/19/2014 - 1:16am

    Whoa, that was close. The National Rifle Association nearly shot itself in the foot recently with a common-sense editorial it posted online.

    The group of rootin’-tootin’, bullet-spittin’, doctrinaire, guns-everywhere extremists finally saw something...

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...

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