Concentration of the Value of Wealth

If the capital is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals or state, the majority of people are exploited by a handful of people. As a result of this process of severe exploitation, a serious explosion takes place. This explosion is known as a depression in the economic world. The concentration of wealth and particularly the concentration in the value of wealth is the fundamental cause of depression. – Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar

No individual should be allowed to accumulate any physical wealth without clear permission or approval by the collective body.
Prout’s 1st fundamental principle

It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors. -Jimmy Carter

Market forces and capitalism by themselves aren’t sufficient to ensure the common good and to limit the concentration of wealth at levels that are compatible with democratic ideals. -Thomas Piketty

To be honest with you, I worry about the concentration of ownership in media, where you have a handful of media conglomerates largely controlling what we see, hear and read. -Bernie Sanders

The concentration of executive power, unless it’s very temporary and for specific circumstances, let’s say fighting world war two, it’s an assault on democracy. -Noam Chomsky

The concentration of U.S. income and wealth in the hands of the very rich is a new development in my lifetime. -Paul Craig Roberts

In Russia 25 years after the collapse of Communism:

  • 1% of the Russian population controlled 71% of all wealth
  • 110 persons controlled 35% of all wealth
  • More than 9 out of 10 Russians owned less than the equivalent of $10.000
    (source: Credit Suisse 2013)

Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar on social wealth

Shrii Sarkar on cooperative production

Shrii Sarkar on Prout and Capitalism

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