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, November 06, 2017
Extreme Poverty Cut in Half? Only in the Minds of the Capitalists
"Take a bow, capitalism." That's from The Economist , a business-happy publication that has every reason to perpetuate the myth that a world run by free enterprise is improving people's lives. Its story continues with an astounding claim: "The world now knows how to reduce poverty." Perhaps by...
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Yes, Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty: Here's More Evidence
"Fact checker" Ballotpedia said that presidential candidate Jill Stein's claim that "one in two Americans remain in or near poverty" was "untrue according to most conventional measures and definitions of near poverty." But a responsible fact-checker should know that an issue of this magnitude...
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 Exxon has over half of its natural gas facilities, half of its developed acreage, the great majority of its productive and development wells, and half of its retail sites in the U.S. but declared $5.8 billion in U.S. losses along with $13.8 billion in foreign profits in 2016. Exxon CLAIMED A CREDIT on its U.S. income tax. Views
Monday, October 02, 2017
Three Insidious Ways 'Overtaxed' Corporations Are Cheating America
Corporate cheating goes well beyond federal tax reporting, as big companies have used various forms of deception to keep taking from America, especially with a complicit corporate media unwilling to report the facts about their behavior. 1. Give Us Your Technology, Infrastructure, Security, Patent...
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As increasing privatization "starves the beast" of government, infrastructure is failing, and companies like Nestle pay nearly nothing to take over our water supply and sell it back to us Views
Monday, September 25, 2017
How Privatization Cuts Us in Two, While Public Institutions Make Us a Better People
Most people looking to make big money are eager to disparage public systems as inefficient, wasteful, inferior. Many of those people are in a position to starve the public systems of funding, thereby making them less functional, and making the private options look more appealing. But privatization...
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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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