Social Justice » Economic Justice

We will focus on restoring the dignity and economic viability of work, and equity in how society meets basic human needs and pays for the common good.

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Research shows that everyone is worse off in societies with high economic inequality and low social mobility. Yet economic inequality has grown, wages from work have stagnated, and wealth and income have become intensely concentrated.  When they distort political participation and power, these extreme economic disparities undermine healthy democracy. Disparities are greater and more entrenched for people of color. Critical safety nets have been dramatically cut despite historically low tax rates on wealth and commerce.

 

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