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 …

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 …

Batra on Revolution, Persecution, Supply and Demand, Economic Democracy and Social Cycles

An interview on New Zealand National Radio on 5th November 2011

Dr Ravi Batra – Professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and the author of the 2008 book, The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos.   Original audio interview online

Kim Hill:    Economist Dr Ravi Batra wrote a book in 1978 called …