(October 5, 2011) – We received a request from Occupy Wall Street! Proutist protesters to chip in a leaflet for today’s march. Here’s the text we suggested (download the leaflet here):
Capitalism + Political Democracy = Slavery
Cap the freedom to accumulate wealth! The Earth and its citizens can no longer sustain capitalism.
Economic Democracy = Welfare and Progress
Sufficient purchasing power and employment for all must be guaranteed! There is enough for everyone’s need but not for even one person’s unbridled greed.
Yes to a Fair Consumption Economy!
ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY ensures:
- Local economic planning
- Cooperatively managed businesses
- Local governmental control of natural resources and key industries
- Socially agreed upon limits on the individual accumulation of wealth
Basic Necessities for All!
Decentralize the economy and leave decision-making in the hands of local people! Together we can ensure the adequate availability of food, shelter, clothing, health care and education for all.
Sustain the Good, Discontinue the Bad
We are all directly dependent upon the Earth for our survival and well-being. A decentralized economy can better ensure that the ecological systems of the earth are not exploited beyond their capacity to renew themselves.