Northern Virginia Ethical Society

"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"
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Economic Justice
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We support the right of all people to economic justice.  An individual cannot achieve full potential without adequate food, shelter, education and medical care.  Even in our rich country, too many people are denied these basics.  Elsewhere in the world, starvation, malnutrition, and disease are rampant.  We support government policies which allow people to achieve a decent standard of living through meaningful work.  For people who are unable to work, we believe that the government should assure a minimum standard of living by using revenue from a system of taxation based on ability to pay.  We believe the United States should participate more generously in multinational efforts to help less developed nations achieve self-sufficiencies.
June 10, 1990
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