PROUT is a new socioeconomic theory, and while some practical features of this theory have already been successfully demonstrated – such as the cooperative enterprise system – it has not as yet fully established itself in practice. Its efficacy, as a whole, remains untested. So, one might ask, “To what extent is it reasonable to assume that a PROUT society can be established and be viable in practice?” To answer this we must first look at the causes for failure of theories.
“Proutist Methodology: Wave Theory,” by Charles Paprocki. Proutist methodology is clearly new and quite distinct from the methodologies employed by social scientists of the past. This methodology is based on the wave theory of P. R. Sarkar and resolves the contradiction between metaphysics and dialectics and the contradiction between idealism and materialism. Proutist Methodology is a new, dynamic method for analyzing the movement of human society.
PROUT seeks to promote sustainable, empowering, holistic and abundant development on the basis of a guiding theory framework. Basic elements of this theory of development are presented in outline form, starting from its philosophical ground, value base, and fundamental principles, then covering its distinctive concepts of socioeconomic development, socioeconomic units, block level planning, economic decentralization, balanced economy, three tiered enterprise system, and rational distribution.
PROUT offers a new paradigm of development that is guided by fundamental design principles. These principles are based on cardinal human values: a fundamental respect for all living beings and a concern for the welfare and development of all people. The design principles are universal and durable; they reflect, in the socioeconomic realm, the deep patterning of nature.