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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"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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 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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