What Prout Says
A Prout Perspective on Cooperatives
Workers’ Cooperatives form the main part of Prout’s three-tier economy model. They put decision-making power and wealth into the hands of local people.
A Prout Perspective on Trade
Free trade between rich and poor countries can be disastrous for the less developed trade partner. Prout suggests ways in which less developed countries can build their economies and achieve greater equality in international trade.
A Prout Perspective on Democracy
While political democracy can and needs to be improved, Prout emphasizes economic democracy as a direct way people can take control of their daily lives.
A Prout perspective on Spirituality
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.
A Prout Perspective on Socialism
Often termed as ‘Progressive Socialism’, Prout differs from traditional Socialism in key ways, including its three-tiered economic structure and its emphasis on the protection of the natural world.
A Prout Perspective on Sustainability
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.