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, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Monday, September 28, 2015
The Painful Facts, State-by-State: How We're Victimized by Corporate State Tax Avoidance
Corporate data from numerous sources, including annual reports directly from the companies themselves, has been merged and matched and managed into two spreadsheets that reveal state-by-state corporate tax avoidance. The results show how people all over America are being deprived of revenue that...
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Why So Many Americans Defend the Failed Capitalist Experiment
Capitalism has worked for big business and for the people with stocks and estates. But for the past 35 years our economic system, stripped of sensible regulations, has poisoned the nation with deadly inequality and driven much of middle America to an ever-widening lower class. Yet for much of the...
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Monday, September 07, 2015
Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.
A thought for Labor Day: In the not-too-distant future we might wait around for a package delivery, hurry off to class, grab a taxi downtown, meet the family for dinner, and then take the train home. All without being served by a single human being. No delivery person, no teacher, no cab driver, no...
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