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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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:15am
Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report
Global inequality, like global warming, is a disease that may be too far along to ever be cured. We seem helpless, both in the U.S. and around the world, to stop the incessant flow of wealth to an elitist group of people who are simply building on their existing riches. The increasing rate of their...
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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:30am
Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality
It was recently reported that Americans greatly underestimate the degree of inequality in our country. If we were given proper media coverage of the endless takeaway of our country's wealth by the super-rich, we would be infuriated. And we would be taking it personally . Each of nine individuals (...
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:15am
It Happened Again: How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50,000,000 People
For the second year in a row, America's richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children . Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a lack of federal funding. In a...
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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
How Rich Old White Men Are Taking the Lunch Money Away From Broken-Down Schools
Cuts to Head Start and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have taken food away from schoolchildren . The cuts are directly related to the dramatic dropoff in federal corporate tax revenue. Tax avoidance is just as bad at the state level, which is a much greater source of K-12 educational...
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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:45am
Profiting from America's Misery
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer." Forbes proclaims its belief in "the unmatched power of capitalism to improve human life...
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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 9:30am
Some Numbers for the 'Entitlement' Bashers
Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements," which in the case of Social Security and Medicare are more properly defined as "earned benefits." The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich. The following annual numbers may help to put our country's expenses...
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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00am
The Carnage of Capitalism
Capitalism is expanding like a tumor in the body of American society, spreading further into vital areas of human need like health and education. Milton Friedman said in 1980: "The free market system distributes the fruits of economic progress among all people." The father of the modern neoliberal...
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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Some Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don't Want to Hear
Three-quarters of conservative Americans say poor people have it easy . The degree of ignorance about poverty is stunning, even for people far removed from the realities of an average American lifestyle. Both oilman Charles Koch and Nicole Miller CEO Bud Konheim have suggested that we should...
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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:45am
How Capitalism Is Cheating Young Americans
Our country's wealthy white once-idealistic baby boomer generation has cheated those of you entering the working world. A small percentage of us have taken almost all the new wealth since the recession. Our Silicon Valley CEOs have placated you with overpriced technological toys that are the result...
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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:30am
Economic Lynching
On October 26, 1934 Claude Neal , a black man accused of murdering a young white woman in Jackson County, Florida, was dragged from his jail cell to be lynched. The event was rushed into the afternoon newspapers. When an unruly crowd of several thousand people gathered for the spectacle, the six...
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