The Economic Philosophy of MLK
Martin Luther King Jr.’s critique of capitalism was central to his civil rights campaign from the start.
The United States has observed a national holiday dedicated to the life of Martin Luther King Jr. since 1986. King was a monumental figure in U.S. history, a tireless fighter for equal rights for Black people, and a pioneer in nonviolent civil disobedience. But in the years before his assassination, he also became increasingly outspoken about economic policy and economic justice.
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @CameronAbadi
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