Due to the multiple crises challenging our civilization today, the need for good, effective leadership to provide solutions has never been greater. Unfortunately, many national and local leaders are exacerbating these crises by succumbing to the attraction of power and wealth. Their individual and group interests often privilege one section of the population while disadvantaging others, exacerbating social conflicts and
Prout is a consumption-based economy which is quite distinct from consumer-driven ones. Economies like capitalism view consumption of commodities as the primary driver of profits. Hence limitless consumption of goods and services is encouraged, whether one needs them or can afford them. In Prout, consumption signifies the meeting of human needs. This is accomplished in the following ways:
At the heart of the Prout philosophy is the idea of the inherent unity of all life and the spiritual essence at the core of all beings. Humans are physical, mental and spiritual beings. Political and economic planning must therefore acknowledge these three dimensions of life.
Sustainability has been a buzzword for the last few decades, but the present ecological crisis demonstrates that it is impossible to achieve sustainability within the capitalist framework that puts profit before people and planet. Prout is based on respect for all living beings, as well as the entire inanimate world.