Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income

Paul Buchheit (Author)

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Publish Date
March 22, 2017
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

Paul Buchheit taught economics at De Paul University and also has formal training in language development and cognitive science. He is the founder and developer of several social justice and educational websites (UsAgainstGreed.org, RappingHistory.org, YouDeserveFacts.org), and the editor of American Wars: Illusions and Realities (Clarity Press).


"In Disposable Americans, Buchheit does more than simply reveal the many changing facets of inequality, he also presents a series of innovative policies that both challenge its many ravages while offering hope for a better society. His critique is wide ranging, historical, and utterly convincing. Disposable Americans is as eloquent as it is convincing. Buy this book and give copies to everyone you know." Henry A. Giroux, The Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy, McMaster University

"As our modern capitalist system periodically crashes, taking with it vast swaths of the middle class (while producing billionaire eruptions), many Americans are wondering: 'Is there a better way?' In this brilliantly written, clearly articulated, and diligently documented book, Paul Buchheit offers a practical real-world solution to our out-of-control political/economic system. Read this book and share it far and wide!- Thom Hartmann, author of The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight

"In light of the presidential results of the 2016 election, Buchheit's exploration of the increasing number of Americans who are economically disposable becomes a vital read. This book enlightens readers into how so many people in the United States have fallen into an financial crater." - Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

"In this beautifully-written, moving, and powerful book, Paul Buchheit demonstrates convincingly that an out of control economy is destroying the lives of most Americans. Fortunately, he also provides an antidote to the widening misery and economic inequality that plague this nation, and shows how it can be implemented. - Lawrence S. Wittner, Professor of History Emeritus, University at Albany, SUNY

"Nearly half the people of the United States live in or perilously close to poverty. Yet the bulk of our tax dollars go, directly or indirectly, to benefit America's most affluent. In Disposable Americans, Paul Buchheit puts real faces on the numbers that define our staggeringly unequal social order and gives us the information--and inspiration--we need to forge a new and better future for us all." - Sam Pizzigati, co-editor of Inequality.org and author of The Rich Don't Always Win