Paul Buchheit

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 16, 2017 - 8:45am
How American Life Continued to Deteriorate in 2016
The reality of the disposable American has been building up in recent years, and new evidence keeps pouring in. Now the potential exists for greater suffering under the rule of a billionaire Cabinet that is far, far removed from average workers and renters and homeowners. First the "Upside" -- 5%...
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 8:45am
From the Moon to the Sun: How America's Ego Could Save the Planet
In October, 1957 the U.S. suffered a crippling blow to its pride when Russia's Sputnik soared 500 miles into space. The response from the White House was to call it "a useless hunk of iron" and "a silly bauble in the sky." But for the first time American Cold War superiority came into question...
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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:45am
How Capitalism Kills... And May Be Getting Deadlier
In each of the following areas of our lives, capitalism has been a deadly force in the past, and prospects for the future seem even worse with Donald Trump's Cabinet picks. 1. Medications In 1996 Purdue Pharma began marketing its painkiller Oxycontin with a promotional campaign unlike any other...
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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
What the Robots Are Doing to the Middle Class
The simplistic response to the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on employment is that we've experienced this before, during the Industrial Revolution and beyond, and that the "market" will eventually provide plenty of jobs. The reality is that tens of millions of Americans will have to accept...
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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 8:30am
The Terrorism Targeting Our Grandchildren
Four decades of American narcissism and greed and exceptionalism have allowed the super-rich to dictate the future path of our nation. We're paying the price now, with environmental disasters, nonexistent savings for half of our families, Americans dying because of expensive health care, and a...
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Monday, November 7, 2016 - 9:00am
How a Disappearing and Deluded Middle Class Awaits the New President
Disturbing truths about the wealth gap in America have surfaced in recent months. Our nation is breaking in two. Yet downtrodden Americans are hoping for a fairy-tale ending to their misery, instead of demanding the progressive measures that would empower them. Collapse of the Middle Class For...
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:45am
New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools
An earlier review identified the "Three Big Sins of Charter Schools": Fraud, a Lack of Transparency, and the Exclusion of Unwanted Students. The evidence against charters continues to grow. Yet except for its reporting on a few egregious examples of charter malfeasance and failure, the mainstream...
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Monday, October 17, 2016 - 8:30am
What the Narcissists Have Done to Our Jobs and Health
When Donald Trump blurted out "that makes me smart" as a reason for non-payment of taxes, he was revealing a truth about the American narcissist. Senator Lindsey Graham was equally arrogant when he stated , "It's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally... It's a game we play." The game has...
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Monday, October 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
Three Reasons a New President Won't Help America. One Way She or He Could.
There are at least three major American failures that are too entrenched in our society to undergo change with anything less than an FDR-type effort. Corporations Continue to Ignore Their Responsibility to Education The Wall Street Journal says, "Many workers who were laid off in recent decades.....
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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:00am
How to "Stop the Violence": March Up the Steps of the Traders Who Pay No Sales Tax
The rallies in Chicago and around the country evoke passion and sympathy from most of us, but just a shrug of the shoulders from those ultimately responsible for the carnage on our streets. These are the leaders of finance who use our infrastructure, technology, security, law, location, and...
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