I went to a conference on food justice over the weekend.
At one of the sessions, the moderator asked: "What does food justice mean to you?" Raising my right hand the moderator looked in my direction and I said that access to food is a basic human right, just like access to clean water. (In our land of plenty, why not also add the access to shelter?)
Capitalism has spurred our nation to become one of the world's most powerful economic engines, but are we stuck in second gear? In the wake of capitalism 1.0, there are many, many people left by the wayside.
Capitalism has another gear. A taller, built-for-the-long-haul gear that brings more people along for a hope-filled ride. Capitalism 2.0 is made up of B Corps, supply chain transparency, a livable minimum wage, and a more just tax code. Capitalism next-generation might even gain momentum from a new amendment to the Constitution--the one that secures the right to food and water and shelter because, after all, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people always takes care of its people.