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, 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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Monday, May 01, 2017
The Absurd Amount of Entitlements That Go to Rich People
Many wealthy Americans complain about the amount of government subsidies going to the poor. Their complaints demonstrate ignorance, or greed, or a total lack of fair-mindedness, or a combination of all those symptoms of entitlement at the top. The Rich Get as Much of the Safety Net as the Poor...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
What Our Grandchildren Will Do When the Jobs Are Gone
The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different, and The Economist has some fancy words for it: "Job polarisation," where middle-skill jobs decline while low-skill and high-skill jobs increase, and while the workforce "...
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Most Americans Are Getting Poorer. How "Healthcare for the Rich" Is Killing Many of Them
In his report , "This is how American health care kills people," Ryan Cooper tells the heartbreaking story of 29-year-old Matthew Stewart, who required emergency surgery for hepatitis-induced liver damage, but learned that only about $10,000 of his $74,000 bill was covered by his "gold plan"...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
New Evidence that Poor Americans Pay the Highest Taxes and Get Little of the Safety Net
Before taxes on the rich are cut and social programs decimated, uninformed conservatives should consider who really benefits from U.S. tax laws and assistance programs. The Wealthiest Americans Pay Very Little Tax On Their Full Income When ALL forms of taxes and income are considered, poor...
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