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, 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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Monday, February 26, 2018
America's Richest 2% Made More Money in 2017 than the Cost of the Entire Safety Net
How was their money made? Almost entirely by passively waiting for the stock market to go up. The data sources for this report are Forbes and Credit Suisse , both of which provide precise numbers for the worsening surge in America's wealth inequality. U.S. wealth increased by $8.5 trillion in 2017...
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"According to Credit Suisse data over the past three years, anywhere from 4 to 10 percent of the world's poorest decile are Americans. That's 20 to 50 million adults." (Image: Pinterest/Screenshot) Views
Monday, February 12, 2018
Yes, Deniers, Millions of Americans are Among the Poorest People in the World
In 2015 it was reported that up to 50 million American adults had negative wealth and thus numbered among the poorest 10% of the world's adults. This was disputed by Vox writer Matthew Yglesias , who said, "..that's absurd. The poorest people in the world are the people with rock-bottom material...
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"Conservatives even tend to believe that inequality is part of the natural order, and that any attempt to change it is senseless." (Photo:Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, February 05, 2018
3 Reasons Why So Many People Still Support Trump
It's incomprehensible to many of us that people could support a president who, in Bernie Sanders' words , "is compulsively dishonest, who is a bully, who actively represents the interests of the billionaire class, who is anti-science, and who is trying to divide us up based on the color of our skin...
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"Many 75-year-olds consider themselves lucky to have jobs at Walmart. " (Photo: Paulann Egelhoff/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, January 29, 2018
Six Big Losers in Our 'Booming' Economy
The Dow Jones Industrial Average skyrocketed from 25,000 to 26,000 in just seven trading days, prompting Donald Trump to bluster , "Our economy is booming, investments and jobs are pouring back into the country...We ARE Making America Great Again." Certainly the richest 1% are feeling great. But...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Inequality, Revolution, and Drones That Kill
When average Americans were oppressed in the 18th century, they knew where the plutocrats lived, and they didn't have military-style police forces holding them back. The Stamp Act drove the New York masses to ransack the houses of Governor Cadwallader Colden and the British major who was pointing...
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