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, 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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Monday, October 17, 2016
What the Narcissists Have Done to Our Jobs and Health
When Donald Trump blurted out "that makes me smart" as a reason for non-payment of taxes, he was revealing a truth about the American narcissist. Senator Lindsey Graham was equally arrogant when he stated , "It's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally... It's a game we play." The game has...
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Monday, October 03, 2016
Three Reasons a New President Won't Help America. One Way She or He Could.
There are at least three major American failures that are too entrenched in our society to undergo change with anything less than an FDR-type effort. Corporations Continue to Ignore Their Responsibility to Education The Wall Street Journal says, "Many workers who were laid off in recent decades.....
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Monday, September 19, 2016
How to "Stop the Violence": March Up the Steps of the Traders Who Pay No Sales Tax
The rallies in Chicago and around the country evoke passion and sympathy from most of us, but just a shrug of the shoulders from those ultimately responsible for the carnage on our streets. These are the leaders of finance who use our infrastructure, technology, security, law, location, and...
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Monday, September 12, 2016
Five Deadly Sins of Big Pharma
For Mylan, it was a perfect plan—diabolical, unstoppable. The company made changes in its anti-allergy EpiPen dispenser in 2009, enough to give it patent protection. Then, in 2012, it began to give away free pens to schools , gradually making school nurses at least partly dependent on them...
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Overwhelming Evidence that a Guaranteed Income Will Work
We'll have to do something drastically different to employ people in the future. Our jobs are disappearing. The driverless vehicle is here , destined to eliminate millions of transport and taxi-driving positions. Car manufacturing is being done by 3-D printing. An entire building was erected in...
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