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

Towards a cashless society

“You cannot get a new economy without a new society.” – Alvin Toffler Barter Trade: After several thousands of years of hunter-gatherer living, humanity settled down on the banks of rivers, tending to agriculture and domestication of animals, around ten thousand years ago. They resorted to ‘barter’ in their economic transactions as of necessity. Early coins, primarily Roman and Greek,

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Are we ready for a real reset?

Reading the news this morning, I came upon an article that sparked my interest. It was entitled: “No more business as usual: in ‘The Great Reset’ business schools must lead the way”. Following my curiosity, read through the article attentively (you can also read it here), and skepticism took over my mind. In the article, the two authors propose that,

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The “Great Reset” of Capitalism, by the capitalists

In Davos, Switzerland, the beginning of each year brings together the economic elite at the World Economic Forum (WEF), whose mission is to “improve the state of the world, to involve business leaders, politicians, academics and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industrial agendas”. In April 2020, the WEF published an article in which it argues that

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The Lessons of Trumpism

by Govinda Donald Trump is without question the most divisive US President in modern times. Trump deliberately play into the racist sentiments of white supremacy groups for political gain, and yet he attracts black voters. He pursues policies that hurt the working-class while protecting the super-rich, and yet the same blue-collar workers vote for him in the millions. His personal conduct

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The Unity of Embodied Action

Democratic society is hastily slipping toward autocratic rule. The reboot to Democracy 2.0 calls for the ethical, cultural, social, political, economic and ecological engagement of our regional communities. James Quilligan explores the concept of Embodied Action.

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The Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Dada Maheshvarananda, co-author of Tools to Change the World, shares his five top reasons to eat a plant-based diet: improve your health; save the planet; feed humanity; be kind to animals and improve your state of mind.

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Localize – and change the system!

A pandemic – suddenly they are closing borders and the world feels different. What will it come to? There is a freeze on immigration; will there be a cutback on imported goods as well? It feels like we are being asked to do more on a very local level. Suddenly our sense of control is reduced. Maybe that is why

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Millennial Burnout and Late-Stage Capitalism

Far from being lazy and entitled, Millennials are dealing with an increasingly extractive economic situation, in which longer hours, higher demand for efficiency, and increased productivity are expected while there are no long term guarantees of stability.
Tyler Rankin examines the challenges facing his generation and how Prout can offer a way through the Age of Discontent.

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