Economic Justice Collective update 3/26/21
Economic Justice Collective
Check out our latest addition to Just Economics!, a monthly column in the Boulder Weekly written by Economic Justice Collective members to publicize progressive economic ideas and policies. This week's article, by Tina Eden, titled "Thoughts on Work and Compensation" highlights the growing wealth gap in the U.S. due in part to low wages in the United States. Eden proposes a scoring system to quantify the skillset required for an occupation, in order to determine an appropriate wage for said occupation. With this system, even the occupations that require the smallest skillset would be able to make a substantial wage, while those with the highest skillset would still be fairly compensated for the difficulty of their occupation. This proposal presents one way to address the growing wage gap in the United States, in order to create a more just and equitable economic system.
For a full list of economic policies that the Economic Justice Collective endorses, see our list of policy recommendations intended to provide necessary short term economic and social support for populations affected by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.