Why Is Capitalism Taking So Long To Collapse?

The existence of powerful international bodies and their frequent interaction with world stage politicians, is the main structural reason that enables global capitalism today to somehow keep its head above water in an otherwise lost game.

[May 29, 2015] – All over the world, experts and laypeople alike are increasingly wondering about the apparent resilience of global capitalism. Against all odds …

Values for Another World

By Trond Øverland

What would be the value-building blocks of a society where 100% – and not only the 1% – flourish and progress in all possible ways?

“The synthesis of self-realization and service provides a sound base for progress and dynamism.”

Today most of us live in a capitalist world where profits, concentration of wealth in the hands of …

Beyond Dogma

By Ravi Logan

Cape Bojador is a relatively insignificant geographical feature on the northwestern coast of Africa — too minor to get shown on most maps of the continent. Even its appearance is unimposing; it is not a jutting or high rocky promontory, but a gently rounded protrusion of low-lying Saharan sand. However, while Cape Bojador may be a minor …

A Progressive System of Taxation

The following material is based on Michael Towsey’s essay, “Tax in a Proutist Economy, Version 2.1”, PROUT Institute of Australia, 24 June 2005, 39 pp.

Tax is government’s claim on a portion of the wealth produced by the community. There are three primary reasons governments levy taxes:

  1. To provide public goods and services, such as police, courts, schools, roads, garbage

Global Capitalism’s Four Fatal Flaws

There are four inter-related defects inherent in global capitalism. The first fatal flaw is great concentration of wealth. Greed is the excessive and selfish pursuit of wealth or other material things, without concern about whether one’s actions deprive others of necessities. Rather than controlling this instinct, unregulated capitalism encourages it. Some proponents of free market capitalism go so far as …

The Radical Nature of PROUT

By Dr. Marcos Arruda

The nine years that have passed since Dada Maheshvarananda first published this precious book have proven its validity and relevance. The first decade of the 21st century dramatically revealed the chaotic, dehumanizing and destructive nature of global capital. Capitalism’s logic of maximum profit in the shortest time, with minimal government regulation and intervention has created a …

Locating Sarkar: Economy, Epistemology, and Social Theory

From Sohail Inayatullah's Situating Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Alternative Futures (Gurukul Publications 1999).

Finding Sarkar’s works exemplary because of his ability to resolve classical economic, epistemological and social contradictions, in this essay, we locate the works of P.R. Sarkar within a range of discursive schemes, and, at the same time, I attempt to reveal the problems that are inherent in …