28. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Informational Book, Kira, NonFiction · Tags:

The people are revolting! (in the very best sense of the word) by Hightower, Jim, read by Kira, on 03/27/2012

people revoltingVarious political speeches and presentations by Jim Hightower.  I really liked his quote I’m paraphrasing “an agitator in a washing-machine gets rid of the dirt, so being an agitator is a good thing”.  He notes that we need both the bean-sprout eaters and the snuff-dippers working together :); and though the Christian Coalition and bean-sprout eaters may not have much in common on social issues, they do agree up and down on economic issues.  He then goes on to dismiss the terms conservative and liberal, saying these are political ideologies, what is more useful in categorizing voters is by how much money you make.  How many of you make more than $28,400?  Michael Eisner head of Pixar makes $28,400, not in a year, not in a month, not in a week, no, he makes that much in an hour.  Whew!  Puts $71 million a year into perspective.

These are the sort of interesting things you learn on this Audiobook.

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