Social justice exposed

You were wondering about this social justice thing, where it fits in the econ-political scheme of things?  Here’s something gives an idea, which you may read and weep:

Social justice is based on the concepts of human rights and equality and involves a greater degree of economic egalitarianism through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution. These policies aim to achieve what developmental economists refer to as more equality of opportunity than may currently exist in some societies, and to manufacture equality of outcome in cases where incidental inequalities appear in a procedurally just system. The Constitution of the International Labour Organization affirm that “universal and lasting peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice.”[6] And the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action treats social justice as a purpose of the human rights education.[7]

No wonder libs embrace the idea, which according to this statement is flawed from the outset, doomed to lead us on the road to serfdom, a classic case of good intentions leading us astray — unless you think prosperity is right around the corner of government control of things.

This be part of a Wikipedia treatment which begins by attributing the term to a Jesuit and promoted by Monsignor John A. Ryan in the 20s and 30s — he who captured minds and hearts of prelates near and afar.

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