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, April 27, 2015 - 9:15am
Entitlements are Bankrupting America. But the Rich Keep Taking Them.
Because of irresponsible reporting by conservative sources, many Americans have been led to believe that social programs are bankrupting our nation. The mainstream media fawningly concurs, with statements like this from USA Today: "The massive deficits...[and] chronic underfunding...are largely the...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30am
Another Fight For 15: A $15,000 Dividend for Every American Family
Every American deserves a share of our country's co-owned wealth. While the Kochs and the Waltons may not be lining up to collect their checks, most families will, and they will benefit immensely, as will the economy in an inevitable surge of consumer spending. It's not redistribution or a handout...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30am
A Nation's Shame: Trillions in New Wealth, Millions of Children in Poverty
America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent . Financier and CEO Peter Schiff said , "People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy." The 16 million kids on food stamps...
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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:30am
Rahm Emanuel: Symbol of a Sick America
America's is a sickness of the mind, the unwavering belief by people in power that free-market capitalism will somehow work for everyone. As with a virus that refuses to die, the effects are insidious, because the very rich have convinced themselves that they made it on their own, and that others...
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00am
You Owe Us, Corporations: Four Reasons Why, and One Way to Pay
The distorted belief that wealthy individuals and corporations are job creators has led to sizeable business subsidies and tax breaks. The biggest giveaway is often overlooked: corporations use our nation's plentiful resources, largely at no cost, to build their profits. There are several factual...
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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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