Stories by Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit teaches economic inequality at DePaul University. He is the founder and developer of the Web sites, and, and the editor and main author of "American Wars: Illusions and Realities" (Clarity Press). He can be reached at subscribe to Paul Buchheit's feed

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Average Americans are the products, and few of us see any profits.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The mainstream media rarely publishes facts like these.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Not that we'd want to. But many Americans, perplexingly, have taken that path in the last ten years.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Big business owes Americans big time for providing them most of their labor and resources.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Corporations today pay less taxes than workers while their profits soar.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The media celebrates "economic growth," while new data shows most Americans are barely surviving.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Making money is all a game to the super-rich.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Many of the modern-day practices of our free-market capitalist system are at least partly responsible for the oppression of black people in America.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

New data reveals our public—not private—school system is among the best in the world.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If corporations want an educated, skilled workforce, they should stop skimping on state taxes.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Main Street is going broke. Wall Street is cashing in.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The 1% should apologize for the harm caused by their greed. That would be a real holiday miracle.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: Buzzflash at TruthOut

The golden door on the Statue of Liberty seems to have an invisible hand holding it shut.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Perhaps delusion helps privileged people rationalize their greed.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American wealth has been sucked away from the middle to a greater extent than in any major country except Russia.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meanwhile, there is a solution so that the wealthy can pay their fair share.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is it really true that taxing the wealthy will prevent job creation?

Posted on: Oct 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's infuriating.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some of the comments are so outlandish that it's hard to believe they actually said them.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Any of the ten richest Americans could pay a year's rent for all of America's homeless with their 2012 income.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We've got to abandon our winner-take-all philosophy and provide job opportunities for people who want to contribute to society.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It may be the ugliest extreme of inequality in our country.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements"—let's put things into perspective.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Capitalism is expanding like a tumor in the body of American society, spreading further into vital areas of human need like health and education.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Younger Americans have shrinking opportunities to enter the workforce.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American workers are being cheated out of the retirement they've paid for all their lives.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The richest 1% have gained at least $6.1 trillion in the past five years.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Some of what they say is almost too outlandish to believe they actually said it.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There's no limit to corporations' ability to draw profit while screwing over Americans.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The financial industry has, in effect, created a whole new share of global wealth and redistributed much of it to itself.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Congress' response to all this? They would like SNAP and Social Security recipients to go find a job.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In 2012, David and Charles Koch made enough money in one second to pay the food bill for an entire year for a homeless woman named Beverly.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Apparently working together as a community is anti-American 'Communism' now.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The profit motives of this system offer little incentive to feed the hungry, treat the sick, secure us in retirement or provide job opportunities.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This small group of takers is giving up on the country that made it possible for them to build huge fortunes.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Even for Congress.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Public beats private in almost every way.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Washington was just the first of many, many presidents who believed it was America's role to tell others how to live.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The American middle class is broken, and poverty is spreading.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This system is tearing our once-great society to shreds.