The Highroad

Big Mac’s new Big Data ‘innovation’

The great thing about corporate giants is that they are such amazing business innovators. For example, in the category of “wheel-spinning” innovation...

What’s in Trump’s food-box?

Even Charles Dickens, England’s masterful satirist of the Victorian upper class, couldn’t have imagined elite rulers using a box of food as...

Tax Dodgers Incorporated

Fats Domino sings: “I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill.” Maybe, but America’s richest corporate powers know precisely where to find their...

Is more technology the answer to too much technology?

We humans have got to get a whole lot smarter, says Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla automobiles and CEO of...

Who are the serial killers of America’s newspapers?

In a recent two-panel cartoon, a character holds a sign saying: “First they came for the reporters.” In the next panel, his...

Trumponomics: Batman… or Dracula?

Even if a White House report is just a pack of lies, it still can reveal some awful truths. Take the recent forecast by the...

The unnatural disasters pushing farmers off the land

As a farmer told me, “You can still make a small fortune in agriculture, but you have to start with a large fortune.” Farmers tend...

Corporations are playing with our food — and our heads

From kitchen tables worldwide you can hear a chorus of parents chastising their children with the same refrain: “Stop playing with your food.” Children...

Robot farmers — bull, bull, bull, bull!

How’re you gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen... Angus? Not “Angus,” the breed of cattle, but Angus, the 1,000-pound “farmer...

What does it take to get good policies from ‘good’ public...

Sometimes we forget that the progressive movement’s political goal is not just to elect “good” officials, but to enact good public policy. From my...

Adios, Amazon

Amazon’s notorious attempt to squeeze $3 billion in subsidies from New York taxpayers had two very positive results: One, it shoved these immoral bribery...

Adios, Amazon

Amazon’s notorious attempt to squeeze $3 billion in subsidies from New York taxpayers had two very positive results: One, it shoved these immoral bribery...
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