For a More Progressively Evolving Society

Friday, March 25, 2011

An Economy Matching Nature -- Social and Economic Ideals

People have developed the ability to perceive the tiny structures of molecules, atoms and subatomic particles, and they have done the same with the larger cosmology of solar systems, galaxies, novae and beyond, recognizing the similarities of shapes and patterns between the smallest and the largest groupings of forms and energies.  This demonstrates -- ever so slightly if not grandly conspicuously -- the presence of a hologramic Universe.  What makes the Universe work so efficiently, including the economy of our biological forms in the societies and working collectives of single cells cooperating in unison?  I think indeed that examples of the world's, even the Universe's greatest economic theory are made evident in the conspicuously successful operations extant within the Universe, including within our bodies.  Thus, within our language's paradigm, the only worthwhile "ism" for human endeavors is "Universalism", where none are neglected and all are included, both beings, skills and paradigms.
Translations of Lao Tze: See the world as your self.  Have faith in the way things are.  Love the world as your self; then you can care for all things.

Therefore those who regard the world as they do the fortune of their own body can govern the world.  Those who love the world as they do their own body can be entrusted with the world.

PROUT Facilitates:

• economic self-reliance
• cooperatives
• environmental balance and
• universal spiritual values

Contemporary capitalism is based on profit, selfishness and greed.  The tragic result is that half of world population lives, suffers and dies in poverty.  Thus, such is not just a Mom 'n Pop operation, it has gone far beyond what Adam Smith originally offered. 

We need a new paradigm with a new cooperative model to share the resources of the planet for the welfare of all living beings.  :

• food
• clothing
• housing
• education
• medical care

An honest job with fair wages is also a human right.  The minimum wage must be sufficient so that people can buy their necessities.

1) Small Scale Private Enterprise
• encourage creativity
• individuals, families and small partnerships
• produce only nonessential goods and services

2) Cooperatives
• give local people control over their economic destiny
• called “economic democracy”
• workers own their enterprises
• Industry, trade, agriculture, banking run by producer and consumer cooperatives
• largest part of an economy

3) Strategic Key Industries

• too large or complex for coops
• managed as public utilities by immediate government
• belong to society and should never be privatized
• key source of government and affected regional revenues, not taxes
• natural resources are property of all, thus no privatization of natural resources, extraction or raw access as domain of locale

These are principles, not a rigid mold to be imposed on any society.  It is a holistic set of dynamic principles that can be applied appropriately by citizens and leaders to help their region or country prosper and achieve self-reliance in an ecological way. 

For any desired concept to be made manifest, the continuities sufficient to make it so must be comprehended, understood, maintained and challenged so that we may remain ever vigilant in assuring their veracity -- both the concepts and those entrusted with manifesting them -- and always be prepared for altering manifestation and operations due to changes of time, place, and person/people, thus ever preempting and preventing dogmas and exploitation of all kinds.

Explore more about what makes PROUT more evolved and closer to the continuities of the Universe and Nature on Earth by visiting the Favorite Pages in the right column. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Uncovering the Shroud of Secrecy About Modern Medical Mistreatment and Health -- Are You Next?

There's a cover-up involving your health and the health of your fellow Americans.  Misdiagnosis, some of them of the side effects of the very medicine you've been prescribed, results in many thousands of deaths in America every year.  Denaturing what we eat and preventing publicity of the consequences of such deanimation of our food is a, if not the, major contributor to deteriorating standards of health, while deaths associated from medical malpractice are enormous in USA. 

Modern allopathy is a for-profit disease industry that survives only when millions of people get sick, and stay that way.  And how are you?  Contributing, humbly, to the lascivious profitability of your superiors, many of whom do no work at all, profiting at your life's frailties, even your demise? 

Is the final cover-up, in your case, your own shroud from the coroner?  Watch this:  

Such will not happen in a PROUT paradigm. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan's Nuclear Meltdown May Be Worse Than Chernobyl

Breaking News 9:30 PM Pacific March 15, 2011 - “Time Bombs”?

“I think the Unit 4 firefighters were withdrawn because the fuel pools
are drying out. That means high levels of Cesium-137 at the site and
the uranium products will turn into radioactive gasses that can touch skin and be breathed in. This is as bad as, or worse than, Chernobyl.”
- Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer and Safety Expert, Fairewinds Assoc.

Hole is showing in the wall of Unit # 4 on March 16, 2011,
that has been on fire at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Japan.
Image © 2011 by NHK World TV news.

8:30 PM Pacific Scott Portzline, Three Mile Island Alert, Pennsylvania:  “The news
that the firefighters have withdrawn from the spent fuel pool #4 attempt to refill it indicates to me that the radioactive levels are so high because the fuel is in fact uncovered - it can catch on fire and burn and be extremely horrific. That fuel is unsheilded, hence the need to pull back the human workers. I just captured this photo (above) from Japanese streaming TV on NHK World news. The report said the spent fuel pool there is on the lower level. But who knows?”

More at Linda Moulton Howe's Earth Files Website

Monday, March 14, 2011

10 Wealthiest People in the World -- Rational Distribution and Maximum Utilization?

Creativity, leadership, sincerity, dynamism and such should always be properly rewarded, though not to obscene proportions and not always by cash.  "Atiriktum" has to do with providing circumstances and resources that further one's creativity, not abusing intrepid people as does the fundamentals of communism, nor suck wantonly astronomically vast treasures of which no person or family could ever consume in personal life. 

Ponder these people listed among the richest people in the world, perhaps they can contribute to further your success in creating a just and sustainable society.  Better still, we could, indeed should establish PROUT promptly. 

The Ten Wealthiest People in the World, Currently 

No.1 Carlos Slim Helu

  • Networth : 74 Billion $
  • Age: 71
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: Telmex
  • Source: telecom, self-made
  • Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Country of citizenship: Mexico
  • Education: BA/BS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Children: 6

No.2 Bill Gates

  • Networth : 56 Billion $
  • Age: 55
  • Title: Co-Chair
  • Organization: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Source: Microsoft, self-made
  • Residence: Medina, WA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: Dropout, Harvard University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

No.3 Warren Buffett

  • Networth:50 Billion $
  • Age: 80
  • Title: CEO
  • Organization: Berkshire Hathaway
  • Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made
  • Residence: Omaha, NE
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: MS, Columbia University; BA/BS, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Marital Status: Widowed, Remarried
  • Children: 3

No.4 Bernard Arnault

  • Networth:41 Billion $
  • Age: 62
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)
  • Source: LVMH, inherited and growing
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Country of citizenship: France
  • Education: BA/BS, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 5  

No.5 Lawrence Ellison

  • Networth: 39.5 Billion $
  • Age: 66
  • Source: Oracle, self-made
  • Residence: Woodside, CA
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Education: Dropout, University of Chicago; Dropout, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

No.6 Lakshmi Mittal

  • Networth: 31.1 Billion $
  • Age: 60
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: ArcelorMittal ADS
  • Source: Steel, inherited and growing
  • Residence: London, United Kingdom
  • Country of citizenship: India
  • Education: BA/BS, St Xavier’s College Calcutta
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2

No.7 Amancio Ortega

  • Networth: 31 Billion $
  • Age: 74
  • Source: Zara, self-made
  • Residence: La Coruna, Spain
  • Country of citizenship: Spain
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

No.8 Eike Batista

  • Networth: 30 Billion $
  • Age: 54
  • Title: CEO
  • Organization: EBX Group
  • Source: mining, oil, self-made
  • Residence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Country of citizenship: Brazil
  • Education: Dropout, RWTH Aachen University
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Children: 2

No.9 Mukesh Ambani

  • Networth: 27 Billion $
  • Age: 53
  • Title: Chairman
  • Organization: Reliance Industries
  • Source: petrochemicals, oil & gas, inherited and growing
  • Residence: Mumbai, India
  • Country of citizenship: India
  • Education: Dropout, Stanford University; BA/BS, University of Bombay
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3

No.10 Christy Walton

  • Networth: 26.5 Billion $
  • Age: 56
  • Source: Walmart, inherited
  • Residence: Jackson, WY
  • Country of citizenship: United States
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Children: 1


"The aspiration to become rich by exploiting others is a sort of mental malady.  In fact, if the eternal hunger of the human soul does not find the real path leading to mental and spiritual wealth, it becomes engaged in the work of depriving others of their rights; it robs them of their material resources.  If any member of a family seizes food from a store by application of mental or physical force, he certainly becomes the cause of misery to others.  Similar is the case when a capitalist says, "We have seized wealth by intelligence and labor.  If others have mental and physical potentialities they may also do it.  Who objects to it?"  They do not want to realize that the volume of commodities is limited whereas requirements are common to all.  In most spheres, abundance for one individual takes the bread out of the mouths of others.  It is a mental ailment not to understand this common necessity.

"Yet the people afflicted with this malady are also members of this vast human family and consequently, they are our brothers and sisters.  Therefore, they will have to be cured of this disease either through humanitarian appeals or pressure of circumstances.  It will be a great crime even to think of their destruction." 

             Prabhat Sarkar, Founder of PROUT (Problem of the Day, Volume 7)


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bankers, The Joke Is On You

Bankers, The Joke Is On You
▶ A man is stuck in traffic.  He asks a police officer about the hold-up and he replies: "The head of our Central Bank is so depressed about the economy he's stopped his car and is threatening to douse himself with petrol and set himself on fire.  So we're taking up a collection for him."  The man asks:  "How much have you got so far?"  The policeman replies:  "About 40 gallons, but a lot of people are still siphoning."

▶ A young banker decided to get his first tailor-made suit.  As he tried it on, he reached down to put his hands in the pockets and to his surprise he found none.  He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, "You're a banker, right?"  The young man answered, "Yes, I am."  "Well, whoever heard of a banker with his hands in his own pockets?"

▶ Why don't sharks attack bankers?  Professional courtesy.

▶ What do you call 12 bankers at the bottom of the sea with their feet in cement blocks?   A good start.

▶ A London banker dies in poverty and so his local pub decides to raise funds for his funeral.  One day a man walks into the pub and is asked to donate 20p for the fund.  "What's it for?" he asks, and the landlord tells him.  So he reaches into his pocket, hands him a £5 note and says, "Here, go and bury 25 of them."

▶ What's the difference between a dead cat on the motorway and a dead banker on the motorway?  There are skidmarks around the cat.

▶ And finally: What's the problem with banker jokes?  Bankers don't think they're funny, normal people don't think they're jokes.

Courtesy of The Guardian, London
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