Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago, 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@UsAgainstGreed.org.

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:30am
How Privatization Degrades Our Daily Lives
The Project on Government Oversight found that in 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services. The authors of the report summarized, "Our findings were shocking." Yet our elected leaders persist in their belief that free-...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00am
Four Numbers that Show the Beating Down of Middle America
There's something perversely wrong with a society that creates $30 trillion in new wealth while putting six million more children on food stamps. The mainstream media rarely publishes facts like this. The super-rich keep building up their own numbers, as quietly as possible. And our leading members...
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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:30am
How to Become a Conservative in Four Embarrassing Steps
Not that we'd want to. But many Americans, perplexingly, have taken that path in the last ten years, as 27 percent of those polled now consider themselves 'mostly' or 'consistently' conservative, up from 18 percent in 2004. (Conservatives were at 30 percent in 1994. Liberals increased from 21 to...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00am
Four Reasons Young Americans Should Burn Their Student Loan Papers
'Hell No, We Won't Go' — 1967 'No Way, We Won't Pay' — 2015 Fifty years ago students burned their draft cards to protest an immoral war against the people of Vietnam. Today it's a different kind of war, immoral in another way, waged against young Americans of approximately the same age, and...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:15am
The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per Household, Per Year
The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per Household, Per Year That estimate is based on facts, not the conservative-style emotion that might deny the responsibility for any debt to the American people. Wealth redistribution to big business has occurred in a variety of ways to be explained below...
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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:30am
Four Numbers to Make Us Fighting Mad. And One Way to Fight.
If revolution is to happen, we Americans must be made aware of the destructive failures of the free-market system, and we must be angry enough to act, and, most of all, we must agree on a single demand of the people with money and power who have perversely redistributed our national wealth. First...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:30am
New Evidence that Half of America is Broke
"Happy Monday! S&P 500 now up 10% for year" — CNN Money "Third-quarter U.S. economic growth strongest in 11 years" — Reuters "The U.S. economy is on a tear" —Wall Street Journal Half of our nation, by all reasonable estimates of human need, is in poverty. The jubilant headlines above speak for...
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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Chicago For Sale
Chicago is being privatized . Assets are being sold off, Wall Street debt is mounting, and the mayor conducts business with multi-millionaire donors who often reap benefits from their connections to City Hall. The people of Chicago, who will be electing their next mayor on February 24, need to know...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:15am
Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9
Just 10% of Americans own 91 percent of the nation's stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7). Most of the remainder is held by a "middle class" that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60% is almost entirely shut out (Table 2). Stock owners, some of whom made...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:45am
Americide
America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, told in many ways from past to present. The most egregious example of Americide is our country's treatment of African-Americans. Almost everyone agrees about the evils of slavery, once...
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