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, 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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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:00am
More Evidence That Public Beats Private in Education
In fact, except for the debilitating effects of poverty, our public school system may be the best in the world. The most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reveal that the U.S. ranked high, relative to other OECD countries, in reading , math , and science (...
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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:45am
Cheating the Schoolkids: Corporations Don't Pay Their State Taxes, Either
An Apple executive recently said , "The U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need." It's hard for a nation to build work skills when its corporations, the beneficiaries of a half-century of public support, have largely stopped paying for education. Most of the attention to corporate...
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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:45am
Greed Kings of 2014: How They Stole from Us
The Merriam-Webster definition of 'steal' is to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice . Much of our country's new wealth has been regularly taken by individuals or corporations in a wrongful manner, either through nonpayment of taxes or failure to...
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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 6:45am
12 Days of Christmas Apologies
If Christmas magic were real, America's political and business leaders -- the people with power and money -- would speak on behalf of the nation they've debased: 1. To Our Most Neglected Citizens By the time the Koch brothers wake up on Christmas morning, the wealth the two men will have...
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