Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit

screen_shot_2017-01-23_at_8.39.57_am.pngPaul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago. His latest book is, Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income. He is also 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 [at] UsAgainstGreed [dot] org.

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Business-minded conservatives are trying to make it harder for these most vulnerable of Americans to survive. (Photo: Pinterest/Screenshot) Views
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Capitalist Manifesto: Let Poor People Die
The original Capitalist Manifesto was a 1958 book by economist Louis O. Kelso and philosopher Mortimer J. Adler. In their view of a properly conducted democratic capitalist society, a sort of modern-day Homestead Act was envisioned, in which all Americans would participate in the "capitalist...
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Monday, September 03, 2018
What Just Happened? $30 Trillion to the Richest White Americans Since 2008
Thirty trillion dollars. That's nearly a third of ALL our current wealth, newly created and distributed to the richest 10%, who are mostly white millionaires. These fortunate takers profited mainly from the stock market, which has more than tripled in value since the end of 2008. The Stunning...
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Part of the definition of poverty is "the state of being inferior in quality." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign) Views
Monday, July 02, 2018
An Update for 2018: More Evidence That Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty
Deniers like Nikki Haley refuse to admit that mass poverty exists in their prosperous nation. That would reflect poorly on their capitalist beliefs. But if the skeptics would look at the half of America they don't care to see, the stark display of destitution might shock them. At least until they...
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"In addition to the meager pay, most have no benefits, no job security, no government regulations backing them, and usually a longer work day, with many young people putting in 10- to 12-hour days for $13 per hour or less." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 18, 2018
The "Jobs for Everyone" Fantasy
"The more robots we add to our fulfillment centers, the more jobs we are creating." — Tye Brady , Amazon's Chief Technologist That's just one outlandish example of the job-related hyperbole we've been subjected to. We keep hearing about the low unemployment rate and the "booming" economy . "...
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"As a result of all this hardship, more 25- to 29-year-olds live with their parents or grandparents than at any time in the past 75 years." (Photo: Tom Woodward/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, June 04, 2018
The Taking of Millennial Wealth By Rich White Boomers
Ten years after the recession, most Americans, including Baby Boomers, are still struggling with finances. The Wall Street Journal, cheerleader for capitalist-driven recoveries, noted that Millennials, Gen-Xers, and Boomers are all still poorer than in 2007. But the incredible prosperity of about...
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(Photo: Bryan Cox/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via Getty Images) Views
Monday, May 21, 2018
A Vile Act of Inhumanity: Splitting Up Families like the Slave Traders Did
Families are being split up in the name of "zero tolerance" immigration policies. Jeff Sessions said, "[Your] child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border." John Kelly , White House chief of staff, added, "The children will...
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"Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn't paid much in real taxes over the years, choosing to defer $77 billion through the end of 2016." (Photo: Fortune Live Media/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, May 14, 2018
The Kindly 87-Year-Old Man Who Took All the Schoolkids' Lunch Money
He seems to stand out as the one beloved billionaire among us, a man who admitted he doesn't need a tax cut and promised much of his fortune to charity. But Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn't paid much in real taxes over the years, choosing to defer $77 billion through the end of...
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Meeting the Definition of Terrorism: Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Big Banks
Various definitions of terrorism have been proposed in recent years, by organizations such as the FBI , the State Department , Homeland Security , and the ACLU . Some common threads persist throughout the definitions: violence, injury or death, intimidation, intentionality, multiple targets,...
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"The biggest beneficiaries of our country's prosperity are spending their money on tax avoidance strategies." (Photo: AP/Craig Ruttle) Views
Monday, April 09, 2018
Three More Reasons for Wealth-Deprived Americans to Take to the Streets
It's starting to happen, as teachers around the country are fighting back against income and wealth inequality. At least 3 of every 4 Americans have been cheated out of a share of U.S. productivity since the 1980s. The approximately one of four Americans who have prospered, especially those in the...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Would Provide a $12,000 Annual Stipend to Every American Household
It's not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and artistic pursuits for American households with an extra $1,000 per month. It's also very easy to justify a financial wealth tax, given that the dramatic stock market surge in...
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