Economic Justice encompasses privation – some people’s lack of the necessities of human life and well-being — food, shelter, health care.
However, economic justice is about more than poverty. It’s also about America’s alarming widening of economic inequality since the 1970s. The problems go beyond the obvious grinding problems of the poor — to the struggles, insecurities and frustrations of the middle class — and the alienation and false consciousness of the rich.
And economic justice is not just about the economy. It’s about the corrosive effects of extreme income and wealth disparities on the health of our entire society, our country’s political life, and our individual interpersonal relations.
UUs working on these problems look at their interdependent effects and causes. We also examine alternative ways of ordering our society and economy. And we look for specific policies we can support and specific actions we can take.