Economic Justice for All?
Bill Moyers Journal
In the months before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. What has happened to Dr. King’s vision of economic justice? In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander—experts in civil rights advocacy and litigation—to discuss just how far the U.S. has come as a country, why poor and working-class Americans have fallen farther behind economically, and what the nation must do to fulfill Martin Luther King’s vision. An essay that assesses the grave societal implications of America’s vast income inequality ends the program.