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, August 29, 2016 - 8:30am
Overwhelming Evidence that a Guaranteed Income Will Work
We'll have to do something drastically different to employ people in the future. Our jobs are disappearing. The driverless vehicle is here , destined to eliminate millions of transport and taxi-driving positions. Car manufacturing is being done by 3-D printing. An entire building was erected in...
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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 8:30am
Escalating the War on Low-Income Families
Illinois Governor Rauner recently cut "Meals on Wheels" for seniors and at-risk youth services. Chicago residents were hit with a nearly 13% property tax increase. Some Chicago public schools could face 2017 cutbacks of an incredible 20 percent . But six of Illinois' largest corporations together...
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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 8:45am
2020 Vision: Four Steps to Get There
Bernie Sanders started losing the election over 200 years ago , when Alexander Hamilton proclaimed "The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge or determine right." And when James Madison argued for a republic that would make it "more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own...
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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:30am
Fast-Growing Corporate Evils That Should Be Media Issues...and Campaign Issues
Corporations are viewed as untouchable by big business media giants like the Wall Street Journal, which blurts out inanities like "Income inequality is simply not a significant problem." and "Middle-class Americans have more buying power than ever before." In the real world, inequality is...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:15am
Deterrents to Terror that Very Rich People Can't Comprehend
As people gain in wealth, they depend less on others, and thus they have less reason to understand the feelings and needs of the less fortunate. That makes it difficult to relate to people without jobs, and without proper housing, and without prospects for the future. It makes it difficult to...
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:30am
Five Conspirators in the Eradication of the Middle Class
Their unspoken goal is a two-class nation, with a heavily armed security force to quell resistance from the more outspoken members of the lower class. It may be somewhat of an unwitting goal, since narcissistic wealth-takers, as they build their fortunes, tend to lose their ability to empathize...
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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:45am
How the Super-Rich Will Destroy Themselves
Perhaps they believe that their underground survival bunkers with bullet-resistant doors and geothermal power and anti-chemical air filters and infrared surveillance devices and pepper spray detonators will sustain them for two or three generations . Perhaps they feel immune from the killings in...
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Monday, July 4, 2016 - 8:00am
Independence Day Delusions
We thank soldiers for our "freedom" as they travel to foreign lands to keep us free from dangers that are exacerbated by their presence in those foreign lands. Many of them return home facing lifelong battles with physical or mental injuries. We rightfully give thanks for the many freedoms that are...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:45am
The Growing Case for Massive Taxes on the Rich
While candidates bicker and Congress stagnates and the rest of us dwell on the latest shooting tragedy, the super-rich enjoy the absence of attention paid to one of our nation's most destructive issues. The richest Americans are takers of social benefits. Yet they complain about paying 12% to 20%...
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Monday, June 6, 2016 - 9:00am
Four Americans Who Should Be Crying Out For Socialism
Beaten-down Americans are ignored by our neoliberal system of economics and government. A social democracy would help to restrain runaway capitalism by focusing on the needs of all citizens rather than just the money-makers. But unless our next president is Bernie Sanders, struggling Americans will...
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