Category Archives: Centralisation of wealth

A Cooperative Economy – What Might It Look Like?

By Jake Karlyle
PROUT Research Institute, Australia 

Paper given at the Hobart conference 'Community, Economy and the Environment:
Exploring Tasmania’s Future', 15 October 2005


The topic for discussion is: “A Cooperative Economy – What Might It Look Like?” Over the last 150 years or so, two socio-economic systems have dominated the world:  capitalism and  communism. Capitalism is synonymous with individual …

The Wealth Cap and Other Practical Proposals for Reducing Inequality

Ac. Krsnasevananda Avt.
Inequality is the issue of the day – the real cause behind the prolonged recession and a major contributing factor in social, environmental and ethical issues affecting societies all over the world. It is finally dawning upon the public (and even upon some economists) that if you keep increasing production capacity (by making people work longer for …


PROUT suggests we exchange the idea of pervasive private ownership for stewardship and an absolute right to utilization.

Trond Overland
Imagine a society where people run most things together. Utopian, you say? Well, it would not be so different from the way most of us share our homes, transport, work places, free time, etc. Human beings already share utilities, properties, …