Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago, founder and developer of social justice and educational websites (UsAgainstGreed.org, PayUpNow.org, RappingHistory.org), and the editor and main author of "American Wars: Illusions and Realities" (Clarity Press). He can be reached at paul@UsAgainstGreed.org.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:15am
Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9
Just 10% of Americans own 91 percent of the nation's stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7). Most of the remainder is held by a "middle class" that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60% is almost entirely shut out (Table 2). Stock owners, some of whom made...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:45am
Americide
America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, told in many ways from past to present. The most egregious example of Americide is our country's treatment of African-Americans. Almost everyone agrees about the evils of slavery, once...
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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:00am
More Evidence That Public Beats Private in Education
In fact, except for the debilitating effects of poverty, our public school system may be the best in the world. The most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reveal that the U.S. ranked high, relative to other OECD countries, in reading , math , and science (...
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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:45am
Cheating the Schoolkids: Corporations Don't Pay Their State Taxes, Either
An Apple executive recently said , "The U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need." It's hard for a nation to build work skills when its corporations, the beneficiaries of a half-century of public support, have largely stopped paying for education. Most of the attention to corporate...
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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:45am
Greed Kings of 2014: How They Stole from Us
The Merriam-Webster definition of 'steal' is to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice . Much of our country's new wealth has been regularly taken by individuals or corporations in a wrongful manner, either through nonpayment of taxes or failure to...
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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 6:45am
12 Days of Christmas Apologies
If Christmas magic were real, America's political and business leaders -- the people with power and money -- would speak on behalf of the nation they've debased: 1. To Our Most Neglected Citizens By the time the Koch brothers wake up on Christmas morning, the wealth the two men will have...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:15am
The 6-Step Process to Wipe Out the Poor Half of America
One of the themes of the superb writing of Henry Giroux is that more and more Americans are becoming "disposable," recognized as either commodities or criminals by the more fortunate members of society. There seems to be a method to the madness of winner-take-all capitalism. The following steps,...
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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:45am
2014: The Year of the Hypocrites
There were countless candidates, from individuals to corporations to government officials, all of whom combine the capitalist sense of me-first entitlement with a disdain for the needs of others. Individuals: The Public is Blocking My Freedom To Take from the Public AIG's Hank Greenberg, who saved...
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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:30am
Slap-in-the-Face Wealth Gap Images
Just 70 individuals now own as much wealth as half the world . In the U.S., the richest 40 individuals own as much as half the country, and the 16,000 American households in the top .01% have accumulated an average net worth of over a third of a billion dollars. As extreme wealth continues to grow...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:45am
7 Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year
There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of corporate treachery that takes billions of dollars from the American people. 1. Selling Medication For Up To 100 Times More Than It's Worth Pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in subsidies for research and...
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