These articles represent a PROUT analysis of important current issues, written by PROUT activists

UN Warns of Global Collapse: So How Can We Prevent It?

By Roar Bjonnes In a recent report, the UN comes with a stark warning: The global capitalist system is on the verge of collapse. Those are the dire implications of a new scientific paper prepared by a group of Finnish biophysicists. The team from the BIOS Research Unit in Finland was asked to provide research that would feed into the

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Making the Unthinkable the New Norm

The unthinkable

If a politician a few years ago had been overheard saying that he could get away with touching a woman’s private parts because he was famous, that would have made him unelectable. Not any longer.

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How the Democrats Handed Trump the White House

Today, almost two years after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the USA, many ask themselves these questions: Why did white blue collar workers—who have very little in common with the super-rich—vote for a real-estate tycoon like Donald Trump?

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Global Reality Check: How Is Our Planet Actually Doing?

California is going up in smoke. Scandinavia, which includes some of the coldest countries on the planet, has been hotter and dryer this summer than ever before. One billion people are living in extreme poverty, while the rest are using up non-renewable resources at an unprecedented rate…

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Wait No More! Global Warming is here

It is not uncommon to encounter people in the United States believing that ice bears roam the streets of Stockholm. If they actually did, these polar bears would have had an uncomfortable last few months, with summer temperatures exceeding 30° Centigrade and relative humidity reaching 92%.

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Free Trade, Protectionism and Proutist Trade

James Quilligan July 1, 2018 Introduction This narrative suggests how Proutist Trade can be explained in today’s world by comparing and contrasting it with Free Trade and Protectionism. The article describes (1) how global free trade has succeeded and failed during the past seventy years;

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After the Jerusalem Embassy: What’s Next for the Palestinians and Israelis?

The United States recently moved its embassy to Jerusalem, a highly controversial move which was part of the pre-electoral promises made by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. Widely condemned globally, this action led to an uprising in Gaza, where more than 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. There are few topics which raises more passionate opinions as the

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Trade Wars

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to revive American industry by putting an end to ‘unfair trade.’ The way he wanted to achieve this was by tearing up free trade agreements and imposing selected tariffs on countries he felt were taking advantage of the United States. In February of 2018, he made good on those promises and announced a

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Why Capitalists Hate Free Trade

In my last opinion piece on current affairs, I discussed Donald Trump and his introduction of tariffs and how they might lead to a trade war with China and the rest of the world. In that article, I quoted P. R. Sarkar, who said that, “Neither the capitalist countries nor the communist countries like the free trade system because it

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