Economic justice or Socialism, first of all Socialism is supposed to be about economic justice. But to this broader debate economic justice to me at least and if you use those two words together in one term. Economic justice is about paying people what they are worth based on the work that they do and their production. Meaning paying people based on the work that they do and their production level and not paying people a good living. Simply for being alive.
I’ve blogged about this before but if you want less low-income workers and more people making a good living. And that is a good living meaning people who can pay their own bills and do not need to rely on public assistance or get things from private charity. I would first yes raise the minimum wage but do it to the point that people who work whatever their job. And whatever they make is more than people who do not work and who aren’t retired. To encourage more people who work and more people in the workforce even at low-skilled jobs. So they can get themselves some skills and work experience as they are moving up the economic ladder.
But going forward we need to improve education for kids in America so no matter who you are born to and the income level of your parents. You have access to a good education including access to higher education after you graduate from a good high school. With the skills to succeed in college. But we need a better job training system in America for our. Low-skilled-adults whether they are working or not so they can complete their education. Whether they need to finish high school or go to college or a combination of both. So they can get themselves the skills that they need to get a good job and not have to work low-income. Low-skilled jobs and have to collect from public assistance in order to survive.