Economic justice

Economic justice requires more than a wealth tax

The plans of Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman to tax wealth represent a welcome and, frankly, too late shift in the attention the economics profession pays to issues of wealth inequality. At the heart of this change, of course, has been their occasional co-author, Thomas Piketty, whose 2014 book Capital in the 21st century followed […]

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Social Justice Summit discusses economic justice – JHS Plank

At Sacramento Jesuit High School, it is an annual tradition to spend a week examining a social justice issue such as mental health or criminal justice. At last week’s Social Justice Summit, students heard a variety of discussions about the realities of economic justice or inJustice. Guest speakers explained how social justice includes the dignity […]

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Advancing Economic Justice for Youth Justice Action Month

Through Duy Pham While Youth Justice Action Month (JAMJ) in october, activists raise awareness and encourage action on behalf of young people affected by the criminal justice system. This year, the YJAM challenge is to ACT (Awaken, Confront, Transform) to end racism. However, we cannot tackle structural racism in the criminal justice system without examining […]

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The forgotten legacy of Martin Luther King? His fight for economic justice | Michael K Honey

Fifty years after his assassination in Memphis, how do we remember Martin Luther King Jr? Popular treatments portray him primarily through his magnificent I Have a Dream speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. King called on America to live up to its historic ideals of equal rights in which all people would be […]

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Definition of economic justice

What is economic justice? Economic justice is a component of social justice and the welfare economy. It is a set of moral and ethical principles for building economic institutions, where the ultimate goal is to create an opportunity for each person to establish a sufficient material basis on which to have a dignified, productive and […]

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Economic justice | Southern Poverty Law Center

They fall victim to predatory lenders who trap them in a cycle of debt and deprive them and their communities of meager resources. They are denied access to the social safety net by politicians who stigmatize low income workers and blame them for the problems in our country. They are exploited and imprisoned by local […]