Category Archives: Economic democracy

Beyond the Bill of Rights: Following in the Footsteps of George Mason

By Ravi Logan

When the United States Constitution was drafted by America’s Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, George Mason, the influential delegate from the state of Virginia, was one of only three delegates who refused to sign it. His reason: “It has no declaration of rights.”

“George Mason drew a line in the sand: No

Ideological Foundations of Progressive Socialism – 3

Socialization

By P.R. Sarkar

In all human actions the tender touch of humanity should be present. Those with the tendency to not deprive others cannot, on the grounds of justice and equity, accept the principle of private ownership. The economic structures in the world today, however, are not based on human rights. In order to recognize human rights, one will …

PROUT Based Grassroots Socio-Economic Democracy for People’s Empowerment and Equitable Global Order for Parity among Nations

By Ac. Dhanjoo N. Ghista

This paper offers guidelines for:

  • Grassroots cooperative economic development
  • Socio-economic democratic governance system
  • Neo-global order, comprising of functionally-sustainable communities, self-reliant economic zones, regional federations, and world government.

Need for a Neo World Order

The current world order necessitates requirements, such as (i) a new format of locally employable economic system (empowering local people) which can …

To the American Patriots

By Ronald Logan
Humans organize themselves in social aggregates to meet their collective needs and express their collective potentials. These social units have evolved in size and nature over the course of human existence, going from bands, to tribes, to chiefdoms, to city-states, to nations and empires.

Modern political theory has given special importance to the role of nations. “Nationalism …

Why We Need Economic Democracy

Dada Vedaprajinananda
During the last century people were stirred by slogans such as “making the world safe for democracy” and by demands for “self-determination.” As a result, presently most of the countries of the world now have political democracies and countries that were once colonies of stronger nations are now “free.” Yet despite all of this “democracy” and “freedom” something …

FAQ: Economic democracy

What is PROUT’s concept of economic democracy?
Sarkar writes:

“In all countries where democracy is in vogue today, people have been deceived into believing that there is no better system than political democracy. Political democracy has no doubt granted voting rights, but it has snatched away the right of economic equality. Consequently, there is gross economic disparity between the rich …

Ownership

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, …