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, February 8, 2016 - 6:30am
Who the Election Should Be For: The 7 Most Beaten-Down Americans
Wealthy Americans are afraid of too much change, the kind that might occur with a Democratic Socialist as president. But it's too late for gradual change. Only a popular uprising against big business greed can restore a semblance of normalcy to our perversely unequal society. The election should be...
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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:15am
Our Jobs Are Disappearing
Americans are feeling the impoverishing effects of the shift from middle-income to low-income jobs. The disappearance—or, more accurately, downsizing—of living-wage jobs is documented by numerous reports that reveal the suddenness and the extent of this affront to middle America. First, the...
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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:45am
The Great Potential of Poor Americans. And How Plutocrats Just Want Them to Go Away.
There's plenty of evidence to support the work ethic of poor people. Almost 63 percent of America's work-eligible poor are working. Many of the remainder are plagued by a real unemployment rate that is two to five times higher than the official rate, as Congress has continually thwarted job...
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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 8:30am
The Real Terrorists: The .01%
They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game. The inequality horror they've fomented is reaching far beyond the half of America that is in or near poverty, for it now impacts those of us well above the median, those of us in the second highest of...
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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:15am
Three Middle-Class-Killing Industries for 2016
Capitalist enterprises have little incentive to work for ordinary people, and instead they do whatever is necessary to enrich the owners of their corporate stock. Choosing the leading job-killing industry is a difficult task with so many candidates. But technology, pharmaceuticals, and the "sharing...
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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:15am
Five New Year's Resolutions for Cognitively-Deprived Conservatives
Many conservatives shy away from the facts, but a willingness to consider them would be a good way to start 2016. 1. Accept that Poverty Causes Marital Problems, Not the Other Way Around In his condescending way, libertarian Charles Murray wrote: "There remains a core of civic virtue and...
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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 8:15am
Nine Numbers That Cry Out: "Bring On Bernie!"
No one individual can solve all our problems, especially with a contrarian and confrontational Congress. But greed, poverty, and inequality are some of the main targets of the Sanders campaign, and the matter of terrorism is likely to be addressed in a much more sensible way. Here are some of the...
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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 8:15am
A Holiday Note to Congress: Half of Your Country is In or Near Poverty
Recent reports have documented the growing rates of impoverishment in the U.S., and new information surfacing in the past 12 months shows that the trend is continuing, and probably worsening. Congress should be filled with guilt -- and shame -- for failing to deal with the enormous wealth...
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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:45am
Candidates for the 2015 "Hypocrite of the Year"
There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: warmaking, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance. 1. Charles Koch: Fighting For Prison Reform (So He'll Never Have To Go To Jail) The "...
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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:15am
Evidence That Poor People Aren't Lazy
Many wealthy white conservative males believe they deserve their good fortunes, and that the poor are taking handouts. But on average little of the money of the wealthiest Americans is spent on productive job-creating ventures. Potential young entrepreneurs, in contrast, are too often mired in debt...
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