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, March 28, 2016
5 Ways NOT To "Make America Great Again." And One Way To Do It.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." The visions of "greatness" coming from America's political and business and military leaders are quite the opposite, with an emphasis on the 'exceptional' people who would prefer to have nothing to do with...
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Monday, March 14, 2016
Unsure About Socialism? Here's More Evidence That Capitalism Is Killing America
A recent Gallup poll found that less people would vote for a socialist than for an atheist, a Muslim, or an evangelical Christian. Media-numbed Americans still believe that "government is the problem." Yet evidence keeps pouring in that free-market capitalism treats public safety as a profit-killer...
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Monday, February 29, 2016
In Bed with a Nation-Wrecker: 5 Ways Hillary Is As Bad As Bill
In 1996 Bill Clinton referred to the U.S. as "the world's greatest force for peace and freedom, for democracy and security and prosperity." For PEACE he cluster-bombed civilians in Yugoslavia, wiped out a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan, and stood by as Iraqi sanctions and Rwandan genocide killed...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Why We Need Democratic Socialism to Fix Our Educational System
Latoya and Jalesa, both 26, grew up on the west side of Chicago, attending Calhoun Public School during the day and stepping across the street to Marillac Social Center for after-school programs. They lived in a tough neighborhood. Latoya said the summer gunshots came as often as the sound of ice-...
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Monday, February 15, 2016
5 Reasons the Top Tax Rate Should Be 80 Percent
5 Reasons the Top Tax Rate Should Be 80% It came up in the Republican debate again, the curious notion that striving for less inequality is somehow a form of "class warfare." The implication is that the richest people earned everything they have through their own initiative and hard work. But most...
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Monday, February 08, 2016
Who the Election Should Be For: The 7 Most Beaten-Down Americans
Wealthy Americans are afraid of too much change, the kind that might occur with a Democratic Socialist as president. But it's too late for gradual change. Only a popular uprising against big business greed can restore a semblance of normalcy to our perversely unequal society. The election should be...
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Monday, February 01, 2016
Our Jobs Are Disappearing
Americans are feeling the impoverishing effects of the shift from middle-income to low-income jobs. The disappearance—or, more accurately, downsizing—of living-wage jobs is documented by numerous reports that reveal the suddenness and the extent of this affront to middle America. First, the...
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Monday, January 25, 2016
The Great Potential of Poor Americans. And How Plutocrats Just Want Them to Go Away.
There's plenty of evidence to support the work ethic of poor people. Almost 63 percent of America's work-eligible poor are working. Many of the remainder are plagued by a real unemployment rate that is two to five times higher than the official rate, as Congress has continually thwarted job...
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Monday, January 11, 2016
The Real Terrorists: The .01%
They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game. The inequality horror they've fomented is reaching far beyond the half of America that is in or near poverty, for it now impacts those of us well above the median, those of us in the second highest of...
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Monday, January 04, 2016
Three Middle-Class-Killing Industries for 2016
Capitalist enterprises have little incentive to work for ordinary people, and instead they do whatever is necessary to enrich the owners of their corporate stock. Choosing the leading job-killing industry is a difficult task with so many candidates. But technology, pharmaceuticals, and the "sharing...
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