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Social Enterprise Code Signed by Philippines Cooperative

In April, 2017 the Mayor and municipal council members of Oroquieta, a coastal city of some 80,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, were introduced to Prout. This catalyzed a better understanding of the potential to develop a more vibrant and resilient local economy. A new initiative grew, a partnership aimed at fostering greater self-reliance; and the creation of a practical model that implements several key

PROUT Research Institute Venezuela in Alliance for local self-reliance

The crisis in Venezuela is continuing. There are a few improvements in some areas. We can get cash money again, which solves some problems. There are more staple foods such as rice and oil in the stores. But in general, things are still quite difficult. Many big supermarkets are half empty. Food (and everything else)

Market Economy vs Planned Economy

By Maheshvara Pacheco The Cold War era was, in a nutshell, a display of might between two belligerent ideals contending for hegemonic supremacy of the world stage. As we know, it eventually culminated with the swift collapse of the communist colossus in the early 1990s. The system of centralized ownership and planning was an expensive,

Economic Democracy conference in Maine, USA

A landmark conference on Economic Democracy took place at the University of Maine in Augusta on November 10, 2018. Two Proutists, Alex Jackimovicz and Ashrita Shri Verrill formed the Alliance for Economic Democracy

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

Economic Democracy Seminar Held in New Delhi

A lively seminar on the theme of Economic Democracy was organized by Proutist Forum on 7th October at the Nehru Yuva Kendra in New Delhi. 130 participants attended the presentations and discussions which lasted more than four hours.

PROUT Norway marches for the promotion of local fodder in agriculture

Report by Ole Morten Lyng with Edvard Mogstad On Saturday, 29th September PROUT Norge (Prout Norway) participated in the demonstration they had catalyzed to raise consciousness about the import of soy from Brazil as feed for livestock and fisheries.

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.

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?

The Bank that Broke Britain

Book review by T. Shanks Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank that Broke Britain, by journalist Ian Fraser, is the story of the rise, collapse and bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), at one time one of the world’s largest banks. While this narrative is the main focus of the book, it is about

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