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A Cooperative Movement for Everyone

Cooperatives by their definition and purpose seek the best benefit for their members, staff and owners. It’s all the better when these intentions are extended to the well-being of the wider community and the planet. These shared ideals are woven into the fabric of the Shi Jian Yun Shu (Sustainable Food) Consumers’ Cooperative in Hualien on the Eastern coast of Taiwan  http://coop.tcu.edu.tw/# Chiu Yie-Ru, an…

The Lessons of Trumpism

Donald Trump is without question the most divisive US President in modern times. He is openly racist, 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 and use of language are offensive to most people, let alone religious folks, and yet conservative, religious…

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.

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 we have had the run…

The Prout Parliament Game

What would the world look like if Prout – as theory and movement – were in power? This was the core question posed by Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, in his playful workshop with a group of socio-spiritual activists.

To Tax the Rich or to Cap Wealth, That is the Question

Since the Thatcher and Reagan era, tax cuts for the rich have been spouted as the best way to stimulate the economy. Recently, this trend has changed. For the first time in decades, progressive voices are calling for increased taxation of the rich. T Shanks ponders this vital question.

The Bank that Broke Britain by Ian Fraser

Unlike many books that have been written about the 2007 financial crisis from an American perspective, this one takes the British angle through its story of the rise, collapse and bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland. In his review, Tyler Shanks reveals why there is much more to the book than simply this narrative.

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