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 20, 2017
Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population
Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity. About a year later Oxfam reported that just 8 men had the same wealth as the world's bottom half. Based on the same methodology and data sources...
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Monday, February 13, 2017
Five Faces Of Dystopia
Based on reliable news sources, his biographer, and his own writings, the most powerful man of his era has been referred to as an "egomaniac" and "narcissist," possessing a "big mouth" with an "impulsive style," unable to differentiate between truth and falsehood, preferring emotion over facts,...
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Monday, January 23, 2017
Facts That Our War-Happy Leaders Would Like To Keep Hushed Up
Donald Trump said, "I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody — absolutely nobody — is gonna mess with us." Simple-minded but deadly thinking at the top derives from influential groups and individuals who think we have to KILL to keep the rest of the world in line...
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Monday, January 16, 2017
How American Life Continued to Deteriorate in 2016
The reality of the disposable American has been building up in recent years, and new evidence keeps pouring in. Now the potential exists for greater suffering under the rule of a billionaire Cabinet that is far, far removed from average workers and renters and homeowners. First the "Upside" -- 5%...
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
From the Moon to the Sun: How America's Ego Could Save the Planet
In October, 1957 the U.S. suffered a crippling blow to its pride when Russia's Sputnik soared 500 miles into space. The response from the White House was to call it "a useless hunk of iron" and "a silly bauble in the sky." But for the first time American Cold War superiority came into question...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
How Capitalism Kills... And May Be Getting Deadlier
In each of the following areas of our lives, capitalism has been a deadly force in the past, and prospects for the future seem even worse with Donald Trump's Cabinet picks. 1. Medications In 1996 Purdue Pharma began marketing its painkiller Oxycontin with a promotional campaign unlike any other...
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Monday, December 05, 2016
What the Robots Are Doing to the Middle Class
The simplistic response to the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on employment is that we've experienced this before, during the Industrial Revolution and beyond, and that the "market" will eventually provide plenty of jobs. The reality is that tens of millions of Americans will have to accept...
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Monday, November 21, 2016
The Terrorism Targeting Our Grandchildren
Four decades of American narcissism and greed and exceptionalism have allowed the super-rich to dictate the future path of our nation. We're paying the price now, with environmental disasters, nonexistent savings for half of our families, Americans dying because of expensive health care, and a...
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Monday, November 07, 2016
How a Disappearing and Deluded Middle Class Awaits the New President
Disturbing truths about the wealth gap in America have surfaced in recent months. Our nation is breaking in two. Yet downtrodden Americans are hoping for a fairy-tale ending to their misery, instead of demanding the progressive measures that would empower them. Collapse of the Middle Class For...
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Monday, October 24, 2016
New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools
An earlier review identified the "Three Big Sins of Charter Schools": Fraud, a Lack of Transparency, and the Exclusion of Unwanted Students. The evidence against charters continues to grow. Yet except for its reporting on a few egregious examples of charter malfeasance and failure, the mainstream...
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