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Economic Justice



Economic justice is a moral philosophy for how economic institutions are constructed within a society. The underlying goal is making sure every community member has the opportunity to create enough income to have a full and satisfying life beyond basic physical needs or “financial solvency.” Economic justice looks beyond strict economic policy to other societal institutions in order to ensure that all opportunities relating to an individual’s opportunity to participate in the economy are equitable and allow for a healthy and well-rounded work-life balance: affordable housing, need-based government loans for higher education, minimum wage, overtime, and equal opportunity employment laws are all examples of economic justice.

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Anand Giridharadas: “Winners Take All” and the Paradox of Elite Philanthropy - The Daily Show

Anand Giridharadas discusses his book “Winners Take All,” which explains how the super wealthy take advantage of U.S. financial policies while also looking philanthropic.

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The Real Wealth of Nations

The great problems of our time such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation are due in part to our flawed economic models that set the wrong priorities and misallocate resources.

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The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.

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FindCenterIt’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Full Opening Statement on Reparations at House Hearing

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.”

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can—except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it.

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Riane Eisler: The Work That Has No Name

Riane Eisler, an eminent social scientist and activist, attorney, and author, explains why it's crucial to count life-sustaining labor as productive work in the economics of society.

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FindCenterTrue peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

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State of Creativity: Creative Placemaking

The concept of “creative placemaking,” the integration of a community’s artistic and cultural assets in community planning and revitalization, is gaining momentum in places like Boyle Heights.

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Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.

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