Economic Justice Quotes

We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.

Louis Brandeis

The economic illusion is the belief that social justice is bad for economic growth.

Robert Kuttner

When you’re fighting for economic and social justice, you’re always fighting for the minority.

Bob Kerry

Poverty is the worst kind of violence.


I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few.

Martin Luther King

And one day we must ask the question, “Why are there 40 million poor people in America?” and when we begin to ask that question, we are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When we ask that question, we begin to question the capitalist economy.

Martin Luther King

Economic justice is not just something blacks are crying out for; whites are desperate for it too. But in the public imagination, the face of poverty is black. In all actuality, the face of poverty is white.

Darryl Pinckney