The Highroad

Watering America’s food factories

Water scarcity is getting scary, and banning long showers is not even a drop in the solution bucket. The biggest water sponge by far is...

Will you support Carl Icahn’s charity?

Wall Street buccaneer Carl Icahn has pocketed billions on deals, but he says he’s now passionate about helping others. In particular, the corporate-takeover specialist is...

Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Get ready to swallow your “Statistic of the Day!” But first, to help you absorb the big one, here’s a preliminary statistic for you:...

Explaining Congressional morality

It’s always interesting to see Congress in action, though “interesting” can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare, the law extending health care coverage to all Americans. As they vote...

The fountainpen economy

Even the word “greed” is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today’s corporate elite...

Does Obama even know what’s in his TPP deal?

Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the gleaming Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) he’s trying to sell to Congress and the public...

Coca-Cola’s corrosive corporate ethos

If your car’s battery terminals are corroded, just open a can of Coca- Cola. Coke will dissolve corrosion, making your battery connections spiffy clean in a jiffy...

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

The word “free” in “free enterprise” is not an adjective, it’s a verb — as in, let’s “free up” the enterprise of small businesspeople who’re locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power...

Where did Thanksgiving come from?

Thanksgiving… let’s eat...

How hedge fund billionaires literally ‘check’ the people’s will

Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton...

Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness...

Guess who’s pushing for prison reform?

Too many people are behind bars that don’t belong there,” declared a group demanding major reforms to America’s throw-’em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies...
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