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Title: Proutist Economic Development Introduction

Proutist Economic DevelopmentIntroduction
  • Prout is the abbreviation for the Progressive
    Utilization Theory
  • A new socio-economic model for a sustainable
  • Prout is based on
  • economic self-sufficiency
  • cooperatives
  • environmental balance and
  • universal spiritual values.

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar(1921-1990)
  • Indian philosopher
  • Founded Prout in 1959
  • Author of more than 200 discourses
  • Composer
  • Spiritual master
  • Political prisoner from 1971-1978

Prout is a human and ecological approach to
society and the economy that is not only
eminently feasible but is already being brought
into existence by visionaries and courageous
common people in various places. - Arturo
Escobar, anthropologist
Prouts cooperative model sharing the
resources of the planet for the welfare of
everyone, deserves our serious consideration. -
Dr. Noam Chomsky, MIT
"The concepts of ethics and justice reflect
what saints and sages of all the wisdom
traditions have been saying for centuries." - Dr.
Bo Lozoff, LL.D., Director of the Human Kindness
It is spiritual and utopian while remaining
grounded in reality. - Howard Zinn, author of
the best-selling A Peoples History of the United
Prout is the theory of a self-reliant economic
and political system that is spiritually rather
than materialistically inspired. Johan
Galtung, peace activist, of the Right Livelihood
The constitutional proposals of Prout are the
ethical summary of everything that humanity
needs... . Frei Betto, Dominican friar,
activist and writer
Prout was carefully thought out to create a
development with equilibrium and with harmony.
Leonardo Boff, co-founder of Liberation Theology
and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award
An important contribution to re-thinking the
disastrous course of the current economic
globalization. Hazel Henderson, economist
Proutist Universal
  • PU is a global educational and community services
  • Founded in 1978 in India
  • PUs global headquarters is in Copenhagen,
  • It has Sectorial offices in all the major
    continents eg in Manila, New Delhi, Nairobi,
    Sydney, Taipei, Washington and Sao Paulo
  • The mission of Proutist Universal is
  • 1) To promote Prout, the Progressive Utilization
  • 2) To restore balance on our planet through the
    practical application of Prout-based values,
    principles and policies in social, economic,
    environmental and institutional life.

Course content
13. Agriculture 14. Balanced Economy 15. Different
Forms of Currency 16. Trade 17. Prouts Five
Fundamental Principles 18. Resource Types
Physical, Mental, Spiritual 19. Psycho-Economic
Exploitation 20. Middle Class and
Psycho-Economics 21. Wholistic Human Development
Neo-Humanism 22. Ethics for Personal and Social
Transformation 23. Six Hats Thinking 24. Ideal
Leadership 25. Meditations   
  • 0. Significance of Prout Training in Venezuela
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Possible Futures for Venezuela
  • 3. The Number One Problem Poverty
  • 4. Economics, Community and Ecology
  • 5. Peoples Economy
  • 6. Economic Self-Sufficiency
  • 7. Decentralised Economic Planning
  • 8. Peoples Economy and Eco-Design
  • 9. Triple Bottom Line
  • 10. Three-Tier Industry
  • 11. Cooperatives
  • 12. Housing Cooperatives

Course Content
Topic Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
1 Significance of Prout Training in Venezuela Introduction Possible Futures for Venezuela Three-Tier Industry Cooperatives Housing Cooperatives Agriculture Psycho-Economic Exploitation Middle Class and Psycho-Economics
2 The Number One Problem Poverty Economics, Community and Ecology Peoples Economy Balanced Economy Different Forms of Currency Trade Wholistic Human Development Neo-Humanism Ethics for Personal and Social Transformation Six Hats Thinking
3 Economic Self-Sufficiency Decentralised Economic Planning Peoples Economy and Eco-Design Triple Bottom Line Prouts Five Fundamental Principles Resource Types Physical, Mental, Spiritual Ideal Leadership Meditations
Training Plan
  1. The principles of the Prout model
  2. Examples of local initiatives that illustrate the
  3. Discussion and practical exercises

Course Material developed byDada Maheshvarananda
  • Trained in India as a yoga monk
  • Studied Prout personally under its founder,
    Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
  • Teaches meditation and yoga to the public
  • 14 years in Southeast Asia and 11 years in Brazil
  • Written 3 books on Prout
  • Lectured at more than 30 universities
  • Hundreds of seminars and workshops about social
    issues and spiritual values

Course Material also developed byDr. Michael
  • Computer scientist - machine learning and
    artificial intelligence
  • Research Fellow at the Queensland University of
    Technology in Brisbane, Australia
  • Studied Prout for 30 years
  • Published 2 books and numerous articles about
  • Founding member of the Prout Institute of
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