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.

Articles by this author

Views
Monday, December 07, 2015
Candidates for the 2015 "Hypocrite of the Year"
There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: warmaking, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance. 1. Charles Koch: Fighting For Prison Reform (So He'll Never Have To Go To Jail) The "...
Read more
Views
Monday, November 30, 2015
Evidence That Poor People Aren't Lazy
Many wealthy white conservative males believe they deserve their good fortunes, and that the poor are taking handouts. But on average little of the money of the wealthiest Americans is spent on productive job-creating ventures. Potential young entrepreneurs, in contrast, are too often mired in debt...
Read more
Views
Monday, November 23, 2015
Signs of a Dying Society
While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspired with Goldman Sachs to make billions of dollars on the planned failure of subprime mortgages was honored by New York University for his "...
Read more
Views
Monday, November 16, 2015
Socialism as a Cure for Exceptionalism
The form of 'socialism' embraced here is more accurately a social democracy , "a compromise between the market and the state." Our American exceptionalism derives in part from neoliberal and neoconservative demands that we be unconstrained by domestic or foreign governments. Environment: Drones...
Read more
Views
Monday, November 09, 2015
Disposable Children
It may be the greatest hypocrisy of America's conservative leaders, that they demand control over a woman's body, but then show every sign of neglect after a child comes into the world. It reaches beyond neglect to disdain for the poor. In a perversely unequal nation in which the well-off blame...
Read more
Views
Monday, November 02, 2015
Bernie Sanders is More American Than Ayn Rand
We Americans have been deceived by the notion that individual desires preempt the needs of society; by the Ayn-Rand/Reagan/Thatcher aversion to government regulation; by the distorted image of 'freedom' as winner-take-all capitalism; by the assurance that the benefits of greed will spread downwards...
Read more
Views
Monday, October 26, 2015
Higher Education: Capitalism At Its Most Despicable
Rating capitalist despicability is a daunting task with Big Pharma and High Finance in the running, but Higher Ed's betrayal of a century-old trust with young Americans vaults it toward the top of the list. Since 1862 public colleges had been expected to serve primarily as a means for the American...
Read more
Views
Monday, October 19, 2015
New 2015 Wealth Data: U.S. Inequality at its Ugliest
Bernie Sanders showed his outrage about inequality at the Democratic Debate, and more and more Americans are understanding his message. Indignation is likely to grow with new data from the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook , which reveals the wealthy elite's continuing disdain for the poor, for...
Read more
Views
Monday, October 12, 2015
Five Great American Hypocrisies
American 'exceptionalism' exists in the minds of super-patriots who are more than willing to overlook their own faults as they place themselves above other people. The only question may be which of their self-serving hypocrisies is most outrageous and destructive. 1. Corporations Hoarding $2...
Read more
Views
Monday, October 05, 2015
The Many Ways Women Are Beaten Down in America
In 1955 Mrs. Dale Carnegie, whose husband wrote the best-seller "How to Win Friends and Influence People," advised her fellow housewives: "The two big steps that women must take are to help their husbands decide where they are going and use their pretty heads to help them get there. Let’s face it,...
Read more

Pages