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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Monday, September 18, 2017
The 3 Americans Who Should Pay for Medicare-for-All
Of course, it will pay for itself eventually, with lower administrative costs and savings on medications and provider fees. Universal health care is getting closer to reality at the state level, in California. The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) has analyzed a proposal for a statewide...
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Monday, September 04, 2017
A Beautiful Moment of Socialism. But Now Killer Capitalism Resumes
In the worst moments of the tragedy in Houston, something remarkable about America burst into view, as government and business and military and especially ordinary citizens put aside thoughts of personal gain and dedicated themselves to the needs of fellow human beings. "Despite the overwhelmingly...
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Monday, August 21, 2017
The Absurdity of Corporate Tax Cuts During the Corporate Pillaging of the Middle Class
It could be argued that the greatest American pillaging is the transfer of taxpayer funds into the bloated military, or a greed-driven private health care system that deprives human beings of essential medical care. But the conversion of American technologies into low-taxed plutocratic profit may...
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Monday, August 07, 2017
Even More Evidence the US Is a Kleptocracy, Not a Meritocracy
Inequality is much worse than we're led to believe by a dismissive business media. The numbers are hellish, and they're growing. "Inequality is not a problem for the people who own stocks and real estate. For everyone else it's becoming more and more of a living hell." 1. The Extreme Wealth Gap is...
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Monday, July 24, 2017
How the Food and Drug Companies Ensure that We Get Sick and They Make Money
Another reason for single-payer health care: The documentary What the Health shows how the lives and health of human beings are considered insignificant, and in many ways threatened, by the pursuit of profits in the meat and dairy and drug industries. The corporate disdain revealed by this film is...
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Stunning Truths about the Bloated Safety Net for the Wealthy
The entire 2017 safety net is about $850 billion, compared to over $1.5 trillion for tax expenditures , most of which are for rich Americans . The Unrelenting Wealth Grab by the 1% The average 1% household increased its wealth by $3 million in 2016. Since much of that was in the form of stock gains...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Onward Toward Socialism: America's Demise, and One Way to Survive
It goes far beyond Donald Trump. He's just simple-mindedly exacerbating a trend. Clear signs of deterioration have been building in our nation, some of them old and some more recent, all of them related to arrogance and greed at the highest levels. Beyond these failings there is one obvious way to...
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population
Last year it was 8 men , then down to 6 , and now almost 5. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in...
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Cut Corporate Taxes? This Is How the Biggest Companies Cheated on Taxes in 2016
Donald Trump wants to cut what some call the "highest corporate tax rate in the world." The tax cut will, according to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin , "pay for itself with economic growth." "Corporations make billions from U.S. research and education, but then they turn around and cheat us on...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Trying to Explain the Disdain for Poor Americans
Americans with wealth and power don't generally care about the middle and lower classes. Even worse, they are doing real damage to the people they don't care about. But why? Either these well-positioned people are 100 percent out of touch with the realities of middle-class life in our country, or...
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