Definition of Economic Justice

Economic justice encompasses the moral principles that guide the design of the institutions that determine how each person earns a living, enters contracts, exchanges goods and services, and produces an independent material foundation for economic sustenance. It touches individuals and the social order. Economic justice’s purpose is to free everyone to creatively engage in the unlimited work beyond economics–that of the mind and spirit. (view source)

Definition of Poverty

Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination, and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. (view source)

List of Economic Justice Issues

2021 Economic Justice Statistics

Projected 2021 Annual Poverty Rates by Race and Ethnicity

Source: Urban Institute projections as of February 2021, created by the ATTIS model applied to a version of the 2018 American Community Survey data with employment, population, and incomes projected to 2021, and with taxes and benefits simulated with 2021 policies.

The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.
— Martin Luther King Jr. (1968).