At first glance, economics seems like it’s all about numbers: the value of a stock, the interest on a loan, or supply and demand. One might not think that a discipline so numbers-focused can also be used to work powerful acts of justice. The three writers featured here know that behind the numbers are people. Through their studies and experiences, they’ve learned what constitutes economic justice and what it looks like in practice.
Abbie Condie gives an overview of microfinance and the many ways it can help people living in poverty
Lidia Garcia explains how the Fair Employment Agency prevents migrant workers from being exploited
Andrew Trump shares what his experiences working in agriculture have taught him about economic justice