Stories by Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit is the author of "Disposable Americans" (2017). He is an advocate for social and economic justice. His essays, videos, and poems can be found at  subscribe to Paul Buchheit's feed

Posted on: Sep 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Despite the cooperative response to Houston, we face the continuing absurdity of a winner-take-all capitalist system.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Forty years ago, 109 firms earned half of the profits of U.S. public companies. Today it's just 30.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Even the non-profit watchdogs are on Big Pharma's payroll.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A stunning 94 percent of the 9 million new jobs created in the past decade were temp or contract-based gigs.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The merciless attacks on low-income health care programs can be a death sentence.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Uninformed conservatives should consider who really benefits from U.S. tax laws and assistance programs.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The richest 1 percent and the poorest 50 percent "have basically switched their income shares."

Posted on: Feb 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The world's total wealth is about $256 trillion, and in just one year the richest 10% drained nearly $4 trillion away from the rest of civilization.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Five faces of dystopia to remember in the era of Trump.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The forces that swept a narcissistic misogynist into office are gunning for us all.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Half or more of American families have virtually no savings.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Many of the super wealthy are imbued with a distinct sense of entitlement.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This is capitalism at its worst.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

In the real world, inequality is destroying the middle class.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Number three: Understand that capitalism has no Incentive to work for poor people.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Congress should be filled with guilt -- and shame -- for failing to deal with our enormous wealth disparities.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Koch? Zuckerberg? There's no shortage of nominees.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Successful social experiments, from planting trees to publicly owned banks, show how a socialist vision can work.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

How does your state stack up?