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, November 24, 2014 - 6:45am
7 Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year
There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of corporate treachery that takes billions of dollars from the American people. 1. Selling Medication For Up To 100 Times More Than It's Worth Pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in subsidies for research and...
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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:30am
The Super-Rich and Sordid Tales of Selfishness
If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of selfishness that has spiraled out of control since the economists of the Reagan era convinced the wealthiest Americans that greed is good for everyone. Here are four extreme...
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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:15am
The Billion Dollar a Month Club: A Runaway Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich
Our national wealth has grown by an astonishing $30 trillion since the recession, but most of it has gone to people who were already wealthy. We are living through a massive redistribution of America's net worth to the beneficiaries of a financial industry that has used cunning and money and power...
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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:45am
Infuriating Facts About Our Disappearing Middle-Class Wealth
A recent posting detailed how upper middle class Americans are rapidly losing ground to the one-percenters who averaged $5 million in wealth gains over just three years . It also noted that the global 1% has increased their wealth from $100 trillion to $127 trillion in just three years. The...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:15am
Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report
Global inequality, like global warming, is a disease that may be too far along to ever be cured. We seem helpless, both in the U.S. and around the world, to stop the incessant flow of wealth to an elitist group of people who are simply building on their existing riches. The increasing rate of their...
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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:30am
Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality
It was recently reported that Americans greatly underestimate the degree of inequality in our country. If we were given proper media coverage of the endless takeaway of our country's wealth by the super-rich, we would be infuriated. And we would be taking it personally . Each of nine individuals (...
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:15am
It Happened Again: How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50,000,000 People
For the second year in a row, America's richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children . Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a lack of federal funding. In a...
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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
How Rich Old White Men Are Taking the Lunch Money Away From Broken-Down Schools
Cuts to Head Start and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have taken food away from schoolchildren . The cuts are directly related to the dramatic dropoff in federal corporate tax revenue. Tax avoidance is just as bad at the state level, which is a much greater source of K-12 educational...
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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:45am
Profiting from America's Misery
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer." Forbes proclaims its belief in "the unmatched power of capitalism to improve human life...
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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 9:30am
Some Numbers for the 'Entitlement' Bashers
Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements," which in the case of Social Security and Medicare are more properly defined as "earned benefits." The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich. The following annual numbers may help to put our country's expenses...
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