The Highroad

Koch industries doesn’t just lobby government, it’s becoming the government

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The Koch brothers’ extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporations to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been...

The new American aristocracy

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Multibillionaire brothers Charles and David Koch want to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority rule — i.e., the will of the...

Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us?

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Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buy-out of Whole Foods Market is not only a win-win for both of them —...

What’s in Trump’s food-box?

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

Trump to working class: Adios, chumps

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We have a president who mistakes price for value. Thus, to measure America’s economic health, he simply checks the price of corporate...

Why so many Americans hate Trump’s ‘tax reform’

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The Trump tax plan is not selling well. Indeed, two-thirds of the American people oppose it, and only 16 percent believe it would reduce...

Adios, Amazon

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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...

How America’s middle class rose, and fell

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From 1776 forward, the “common yeoman” — America’s middle class — has been hailed as the virtuous heart and backbone of our nation. How ironic,...

Big Mac’s new Big Data ‘innovation’

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

Donald Drumpf is deranged

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This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.        The “Mexican”...

Donald Trump’s strange bromance with Rodrigo Duterte

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We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte, who...

Scott Walker, Home Depot, Donnie Trump and the Supreme Court

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In a mind-boggling trick, some magicians levitate themselves. But remember, the key word in “magic trick” — is trick. Scott Walker, for example, is quite...