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, 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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"And then there's the stock market, more than tripling in value since the recession, repeatedly reaching record highs, with almost all of the gains going to the richest 10%." (Photo: NoHoDamon/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, January 08, 2018
How Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity
That's not hyperbole. There is ample evidence for a growing inability of people around the world to maintain the basic human needs of physical health and mental stability and a living wage and a desire to live in peace. Most of us recognize the need for some semblance of equality in our...
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Why Do They Hate Us? America Has Taken Nearly 70% of the World's Wealth Gains Since 2012
America's super-rich are taking not only from their own nation, but also from the rest of the world. Data from the 2017 Global Wealth Databook (GWD: Table 2-4) and various war reports help to explain why we're alienating people outside our borders. From 2012 to 2017, global wealth increased by $37...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Inequality Out of Control: The Average 1% Household Made Over $2.5 Million in the Past Year
Inequality, like a malignant tumor, is growing out of control, and the only response from Congress is to make it even worse. Those at the richest end of the nation seem to have lost all capacity for understanding the meaning and values of an interdependent society. They've convinced themselves that...
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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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