economic inequality matters

Escalating Economic Inequity

Escalating Economic Inequity is one of UUSJ’s chosen priority issues.  We work with organizations and faith-based groups including the Unitarian Universalist Association,  the UU Service CommiteeUUs for a Just Economic CommunityCommon Cause, and Move to Amend.

 

“We tend to treat changes in the economy as if they were like the weather—natural phenomena governed by forces beyond our control. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have chosen to live in a society with high unemployment and with income distribution that is becoming medieval. A tiny percentage of Americans owns most of the wealth. Meanwhile millions of willing and able people are without work. This did not just happen. We created this situation.”
—Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Rev. Peter Morales

Recent Resources:
Is This Class Warfare?
Why We Have A Wage-Inequality Problem
Thomas Frank, The Inequality Sweepstakes
What Killed The Middle Class?
Report: 74% Of Billionaire Wealth From Rent-Seeking
Nearly half of American children living near poverty line
How the Supreme Court made economic inequality a whole lot worse

CSAI/Escalating Inequality Presentations: http://www.uucf.org/inequality

Topic Central Blog:
Fracking Ourselves To Death
Where’s the Public Voice?
The Public Good (Again) Loses to Private Gain
Run, Don’t Walk to See Michael Moore’s New Movie
How Corporations and Politicians Lie With Numbers — and How Not to Be Fooled
Insanity Unleashed: Flint Version

Unitarian Universalist Resources

Income Inequality Resources

Worker Advocacy Resources

Money in Politics Resources

Occupy Resources