Economic justice isn't what it seems

Gov. Ralph Northam used his first speech to the General Assembly to seek common ground with Republicans on workforce training, education and economic development, but he also forcefully called for expansion of the state’s Medicaid program as “a matter of basic economic justice” and challenged them on hot-button Democratic political priorities.

Lets explore the term “economic justice.”

I think it is important for Virginians to understand just what our new governor is talking about. Economic justice is a component of three progressive idealisms, with social justice being the end result.

To create social justice, we look at participative justice, distributive justice and...