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, July 11, 2016
How the Super-Rich Will Destroy Themselves
Perhaps they believe that their underground survival bunkers with bullet-resistant doors and geothermal power and anti-chemical air filters and infrared surveillance devices and pepper spray detonators will sustain them for two or three generations . Perhaps they feel immune from the killings in...
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Monday, July 04, 2016
Independence Day Delusions
We thank soldiers for our "freedom" as they travel to foreign lands to keep us free from dangers that are exacerbated by their presence in those foreign lands. Many of them return home facing lifelong battles with physical or mental injuries. We rightfully give thanks for the many freedoms that are...
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Monday, June 20, 2016
The Growing Case for Massive Taxes on the Rich
While candidates bicker and Congress stagnates and the rest of us dwell on the latest shooting tragedy, the super-rich enjoy the absence of attention paid to one of our nation's most destructive issues. The richest Americans are takers of social benefits. Yet they complain about paying 12% to 20%...
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Monday, June 06, 2016
Four Americans Who Should Be Crying Out For Socialism
Beaten-down Americans are ignored by our neoliberal system of economics and government. A social democracy would help to restrain runaway capitalism by focusing on the needs of all citizens rather than just the money-makers. But unless our next president is Bernie Sanders, struggling Americans will...
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Monday, May 23, 2016
Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing
As often noted in the passionate writings of Henry Giroux , poor Americans are becoming increasingly 'disposable' in our winner-take-all society. After 35 years of wealth distribution to the super-rich, inequality has forced much of the middle class towards the bottom, to near-poverty levels, and...
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Monday, May 09, 2016
The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job
Our middle-income jobs are disappearing . That fact may be disputed by free-market advocates, who want to believe Barack Obama when he gushes, "We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private sector job creation in history." But the evidence shows that living-wage, family-sustaining positions...
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Monday, May 02, 2016
The Case for More Immigrants
When refugees of a military or economic war swarm into a neighboring land, immigration is a problem: as in Lebanon , which took in a million Syrians terrorized by intervention (some of it ours), and then succumbed to the dangerous spread of poverty and unemployment by turning new immigrants away;...
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Monday, April 18, 2016
Hillary's Dance: The Two-Faced Hypocritical 12-Step
If, sad to ponder, the presidential election comes down to Hillary Clinton vs. a Republican, we'll be left either way with a business-friendly neocon White House. Given Hillary's past deceits and reversals, it's easy to see why she doesn't inspire trust among the American people. 1. Environment "I...
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Monday, April 04, 2016
Tax Time: How Corporations Are Cheating Schoolchildren
Many of the largest U.S. corporations aren't paying the state taxes that should be funding our schools. Kids are the victims. So are the average Americans who are forced to pay higher property taxes, sales taxes, and excise taxes to meet educational budgets. Government and media sources would have...
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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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