Category Archives: Prout

The Regulation of Wealth

By Trond Overland

This short article discusses the need for regulating the amassing of any type of wealth: physical, psychic and spiritual. PROUT proposes to place a limit on the accumulation of physical wealth, whereas a regulation of psychic and spiritual wealth requires no ceiling but instead a vigorous cultivation of a sense of proper direction.

Regulation of physical wealth

The Politics of Understanding PROUT

Epistemological Approaches to Social Analysis

By Sohail Inayatullah, PhD
Introduction: Since the inception of the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) by P.R. Sarkar in the late 1950s, there have been numerous efforts to come to terms with the various implications and applications, and structures and meanings of this theory. The purpose of this essay is to comment on these commentaries and …

PROUT and Workers Security

By Trond Overland
(February 2012) – Apple boss Tim Cook said this month that his company, the world’s biggest by market value (nearly $100bn) in cash and investments, had grown by nearly two-thirds in a year and that this is “more than we need to run a company”.

His statement came at a time when Apple has reacted to growing …

Occupy Wall Street and Future Options

By Prof. Dhanjoo N. Ghista

First published in Gurukula Network, November 2011, Issue 33

occupyThis article is offered in support of the people occupying the financial districts in many cities, to voice their repressed unmet needs and their disillusionment with the corporatized capitalist democratic system. Let us remind ourselves that this land does not belong to corporations and political parties. …


What is Prout?
Prout is the Progressive Utilization Theory. It is the first socio-economic theory that takes into account the entire human potential, including the mental and spiritual, while advising a socio-economic path for the benefit of both the individual and society.

Who formulated Prout?
Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar (1922-1990) propounded the fundamentals of Prout in 1959, and continued to …

The PROUT Paradigm

(PROUT Globe) – O.M. Markley, principle author of the Stanford Research Institute’s landmark study Changing Images of Man, identified the core assumptions that prevail in the Marxist-capitalist “industrial state era”. These are:

~ The idea that progress is synonymous with economic growth and increasing consumption;
~ The notion that humankind is separate from nature, and that it is the …

Understanding PROUT

Dr. Ravi Batra
In 1977 I wrote a book entitled The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism, predicting that both systems would collapse by the year 2000. The intellectuals ignored and ridiculed my book because of its title that appeared outlandish to them. By now the Soviet style communism has breathed its last, whereas the Chinese version is much transformed …