Jim Hightower

About Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown

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Articles by Jim Hightower

Bosses Gone Berserk

Bosses Gone Berserk

November 21, 2012 | Papa John's and other employers are punishing their workers for Obama's win.

America’s Good Food Movement

America’s Good Food Movement

November 20, 2012 | We should give thanks for the spread of the rich ideas of sustainability, organic produce, and local economies from the fringe of our food economy into the mainstream.

Fracking Liars

Fracking Liars

October 17, 2012 | Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren't being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.

The Price of Admission

The Price of Admission

September 24, 2012 | Across our country, women are walking away from Regal Cinema's pretentious abrogation of our Fourth Amendment rights.

Radioactive Ties

Radioactive Ties

September 10, 2012 | Whether corporate political money shouts or whispers, it still corrupts.

Koch Brothers rent senator

The Koch Brothers’ Moonshine

September 3, 2012 | The paper industry's titans have teamed up with practitioners of the legislative black arts to turn their sludge into a slick tax loophole.

Percolate-Up Economics

Percolate-Up Economics

August 27, 2012 | Every dime of a minimum-wage hike is spent by its recipients -- circulating upward in our local economies as they increase their purchases of such basics as food, kids' clothing, and health care.