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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Location:

Austin, TX

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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Language:

English

Contact:

512-477-5588


Episodes

How social distancing can bring us together

6/4/2020
Suddenly, “social distancing” is our new national etiquette, abruptly supplanting handshakes, hugs, gatherings, and other forms of ingrained communal behavior […]

Duration:00:02:09

What does “Small Government” buy us?

6/2/2020
Amazingly, America has become a nation of socialists, asking in dismay: “Where’s the government?” These are not born-again Bernie Sanders […]

Duration:00:02:09

What is the proper name for a kakistocracy?

5/28/2020
Times of great adversity not only bring out the best and worst in society, but they also flush out some […]

Duration:00:02:09

What is “iyyikowa” and why do we need more of it?

5/26/2020
Charles Dickens, writing about the inequality and social turmoil leading to the French Revolution, noted that “It was the best […]

Duration:00:02:09

What’s the Weirdest Species of All?

5/21/2020
What’s the Weirdest Species of All? I love those nature shows that probe the behavior and intelligence of birds, elephants, […]

Duration:00:02:10

What’s the charitable thing to do about inequality?

5/19/2020
Our society has coined expressions like “philanthropist” to encourage and hail people’s charitable spirit. Look on the flip side of […]

Duration:00:02:09

What’s the difference between corporate CEO’s and pigs?

5/14/2020
There’s a general sentiment today that multimillionaire corporate chieftains are pigs. But I think that’s unfair. To pigs. Those oinkers […]

Duration:00:02:09

Why is Big Business getting tax funds meant for small business?

5/12/2020
Monty Bennett was just another faceless right-wing millionaire on the long list of high-dollar donors to Donald Trump – until […]

Duration:00:02:10

Should Trump be America’s Postal Potentate?

5/7/2020
Here’s how I feel about the value of our nation’s postal service: “The humble Post Office is a community fixture, […]

Duration:00:02:10

What’s the gimmick in Trump’s plan to “rescue” the public Postal Service?

5/5/2020
One thing we’ve learned for sure this year is that no national crisis is too awful to keep Trump & […]

Duration:00:02:10

How intractable is CEO greed?

4/30/2020
As horrible as the COVID-19 crisis is, it has brought out the best in the American people – the selflessness […]

Duration:00:02:09

The deadly economic disease behind COVID-19

4/28/2020
In this horrible time of economic collapse, it is truly touching to see so many corporate chieftains reaching out in […]

Duration:00:02:10

Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

4/23/2020
What’s the matter with the post office? The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this […]

Duration:00:01:59

Far from a loser, post office is a money-making operation

4/21/2020
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us. […]

Duration:00:01:59

The chicken sh*t lobby for corporate health care

4/16/2020
As Lyndon Johnson used to say about special interests trying to get his support to pass some blatantly self-serving legislation: […]

Duration:00:02:09

Health care for people… or for corporate profits?

4/14/2020
When grassroots groups rise up against the corporate establishment to try winning some specific progressive changes for the common good, […]

Duration:00:02:09

Wimpy leaders ignore strong people

4/9/2020
Right-wing Republicans and corporate Democrats have become a pathetic bunch of “No-can-do Nancys.” Faced with an economy reeling from the […]

Duration:00:02:09

Who’s making our medicine?

4/7/2020
Let’s talk pills. To treat everything from allergies to heart problems, half of Americans take a prescription medicine every day, […]

Duration:00:02:09

Can the Easter Bunny save us?

4/2/2020
Glorious news, people! The renowned professor of pandemicology, Dr. Donald Trump, has found the magical antidote to coronavirus that had […]

Duration:00:02:09

What should happen to “Pandemic Profiteers”?

3/31/2020
Wartime profiteering has been as common in our country as war itself. Indeed, during the American Revolution assorted corrupt merchants […]

Duration:00:02:09