- Economic progressivism
Economic progressivism is the name given to the economic views of progressives, social democrats and some social liberals. These views are often rooted in a strong sense of
social justice. At its most basic, economic progressivism supports a mixed economyndash an economy that features both a significant public sectorand a strong private one.
More specific policies that fall under the category of economic progressivism include:
progressive taxes and income redistributionaimed at reducing inequalities of wealth, a comprehensive package of public services, universal health care, public education, social security, minimum wagelaws, anti-trust laws, legislation protecting workers' rightsand the rights of trade unions, and a welfare state.
The economic theory that underpins most of the policies listed above is
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