economic democracy

Strengthening Political Democracy

Political democracy discourages honest, competent leaders and attracts ideologues, demagogues, power-seekers, and the self-serving.  It also privileges the interests of big corporations, allowing their corrupting influence over government to stifle regulations that would protect workers, communities, health, and the environment. To resolve the failures of political democracy, PROUT advocates economic democracy. The central intent of economic democracy is for the common people to enjoy maximum economic empowerment.

 

 

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What Has Become of the Land of Opportunity?

America is no longer the land of opportunity. For too many, hard work no longer empowers people to get ahead. Capitalism cannot do the job. The “basic bargain” with the people has eroded. If capitalism cannot do the job, what is there to replace it? The ideal of economic democracy now has currency; it is now to be taken seriously.

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Four Requirements of Economic Democracy

Economic democracy goes to the heart of powerful sentiments that are arising in the world today — sentiments arising from mass feelings of economic dis-empowerment. If economic democracy is conceptualized as being an economy that is by, for and of the people, then there are four core requirements which it must meet.

 

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Democracy is Coming to the USA

In no other sphere is power and privilege more concentrated than the economic sphere. In no other realm is the citizenry (“the 99 percent”) as universally disempowered. Those who control the economy control the local communities, the media, the courts, the Congress, and the state. In no arena of life will empowerment of the people be reclaimed to any meaningful degree until economic democracy is secured. The call for economic democracy goes to the heart of the struggle for a new culture that lies ahead.

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Beyond the Bill of Rights

People are becoming aware of the corrosive effects of unbridled greed. People know that the plutocracy does not serve them. In this climate of awakened awareness, Americans will welcome the rights of economic democracy and come to cherish them every bit as much as they cherish their political freedoms.

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To The American Patriots

The main cause of the disempowerment of the American people is the corruption of democracy by powerful economic forces. As a solution, many seek to revitalize democracy and gain independence from the tyranny of corporations. But this independence is not likely to come through efforts to revitalize political democracy. The American people should instead embrace a movement for economic democracy. The call for economic democracy could rally Americans around a common purpose and create a common agenda to replace the tyranny of corporate power with the economic empowerment of the people.

By | 2016-01-19T23:20:36+0000 November 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Economic Democracy—Alternative to Corporate Rule

Where economic power is centralized, democracy is subverted. Centralization of economic power cannot coexist with a government that is of, by and for the people; centralization of economic power twists political power into government by, for and of the special interests. To end this tyranny, PROUT advocates economic democracy rather than political democracy. In political democracy there is universal voting rights and centralization of economic power, and with this comes the false promises of politicians, vote rigging, corruption, tyranny of state power, cronyism, and economic exploitation. To resolve the failures of political democracy, PROUT advocates economic democracy, in which the people enjoy maximum economic empowerment.

By | 2016-01-19T22:05:07+0000 November 11th, 2015|0 Comments